Siting Distributed Generation to Defer T&D Expansion

Publication Type

Conference Proceedings

Date Published

10/2001

Abstract

Distributed generation (DG) offers anattractive alternative to T&D expansion. Instead of expanding existing substations, building new transmission lines, and building new substations, DG can be used to accommodate new load growth and provide relief for overloaded components. Additional attractive features include: low capital cost, low fuel cost, low O&M cost, modularity, ease in siting and short lead times. This paper presents a successive elimination algorithm capable of identifying the number, size and location of distributed generators needed to optimally defer T&D expansion. This algorithm is applied to a utility test system and results are discussed.

Conference Name

Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, 2001 IEEE/PES

Volume

2

Year of Publication

2001

Pagination

622-627

Conference Location

Atlanta, GA

ISBN Number

0-7803-7285-9
Research Areas