Effect of load models on assessment of energy losses in distributed generation planning

Kejun Qian, Chengke Zhou, Malcolm Allan, Yue Yuan

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    Distributed Generation (DG) is gaining in significance due to the keen public awareness of the environmental impacts of electric power generation and significant advances in several generation technologies which are much more environmentally friendly (wind power generation, micro-turbines, fuel cells, and photovoltaic) than conventional coal, oil and gas-fired plants. Accurate assessment of energy losses when DG is connected is gaining in significance due to the developments in the electricity market place, such as increasing competition, real time pricing and spot pricing. However, inappropriate modelling can give rise to misleading results. This paper presents an investigation into the effect of load models on the predicted energy losses in DG planning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1243–1250
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011



    • energy systems
    • electrical engineering
    • electric power generation

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