Optimal Distributed Generation Placement Problem for Power and Energy Loss Minimization

  • Aggelos S. Bouhouras
  • Paschalis A. Gkaidatzis
  • Dimitris P. Labridis
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


This chapter introduces the Optimal Distributed Generation Placement problem towards power and energy loss minimization. Several solving methods are applied in order for the most suitable to emerge. Apart from technical and DG constraints, recent raised issues due to high Distributed Generation penetration like the reverse power flow effect is considered as well. The load and generation variability and their impact in integrating Renewable Energy Sources are examined, aided by the use of Capacity Factors implementation. In addition, the impact of Optimal Distributed Generation Placement problem in conjunction with Network Reconfiguration and Optimal Energy Storage Systems Placement is introduced aiming to examine how joined management schemes could be efficiently combined in order to maximize the potential loss and energy reduction.


ODGP Loss minimization Distributed generation Optimization Heuristics Reverse power flow Capacity factors Load/generation variability ESS Network reconfiguration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aggelos S. Bouhouras
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paschalis A. Gkaidatzis
    • 1
  • Dimitris P. Labridis
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAristotle University of Thessaloniki, AUTHThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Applied Sciences, TEIWMKozaniGreece

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