Pokharel, Keshav, Mokhtar, Maizura and Howe, Joe
A SPEA2 Based Planning Framework for Optimal Integration of Distributed Generations.
Energy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON), 2012 IEEE International.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Florence, Italy, pp. 387-392.
The paper presents a multi-objective optimisation method for analysing the best mix of renewable and non- renewable distributed generations (DG) in a distribution network. The method aims at minimising the total cost of the real power generation, line losses and CO2 emissions, and maximising the benefits from DG installations over a planning horizon of 20 years. The paper proposes new objective functions that take into account the longevity of DG operations as one of its selection criteria. The analysis utilises the Strength Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm 2 (SPEA2) for optimisation and MATPOWER for solving the optimal power flow problems.