An NSGA-II based Multi-Objective Approach for Distribution System Voltage Control
The aim of this work is to offer a voltage control strategy for distribution networks that experience voltage unbalance due to single phase and unbalanced loads and voltage rise due to high penetration of Distributed Generation units. The objectives are minimization of voltage imbalance on each node and total power losses on the entire network. The control of node voltages by Distributed Generation units has potential to clash with the more traditional method of voltage control adopted by Distribution Network Operators namely, tap changing voltage regulators and shunt capacitors. We look at a coordinated method of voltage control that solves the multi-objective optimization problem of voltage profile improvement and power loss reduction using a Pareto optimal and elitist evolutionary optimization algorithm called Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA-II). The study system is the IEEE 123 bus distribution test feeder which is highly unbalanced and includes most of the elements of a real network.
Citation : Pakka, V. H. and Rylatt, R. M. (2014) An NSGA-II based Multi-Objective Approach for Distribution System Voltage Control. In: Proc of CIRED workshop - International Conference on Electricity Distribution, 12-12 June, 2014. Rome, Italy. Paper No: 0185
Research Group : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development
Research Institute : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
Peer Reviewed : Yes