Placement of Distributed Generation in Distribution Networks: A Survey on Different Heuristic Methods

  • Nisha R. Godha (Dagade)
  • V. N. Bapat
  • Iranna Korachagaon
Conference paper


Since last decade, Distributed Generation technologies such as solar, wind, fuel cell, micro turbine etc. gained a lot of attention due to power system deregulation and shortage of transmission capacities. Maximum potential benefits such as minimizing power losses, improving voltage profile, reliability improvement etc. can be obtained by optimal placement and sizing of distributed generation in power systems. Several methods such as analytical, numerical, heuristic and meta-heuristic and models such as one load, multi load have been suggested for the solution of the problem of optimal placement of distributed generation. An attempt has been made here to present a general overview of research and development efforts till date in the field of optimal placement of distributed generation using heuristic and meta-heuristic methods. This paper provides directions for the studies in the problem of optimum distributed generation placement or intending to do research in this area.


Distributed generation Optimal placement Sizing of DG Heuristic methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nisha R. Godha (Dagade)
    • 1
  • V. N. Bapat
    • 2
  • Iranna Korachagaon
    • 3
  1. 1.VTUBelgaumIndia
  2. 2.Institution of EngineersKolkataIndia
  3. 3.TCEGadagIndia

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