Multi-objective planning of multi-type distributed generation considering timing characteristics and environmental benefits

Yajing Gao*, Jianpeng Liu, Jin Yang, Haifeng Liang, Jiancheng Zhang

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This paper presents a novel approach to multi-type distributed generation (DG) planning based on the analysis of investment and income brought by grid-connected DG. Firstly, the timing characteristics of loads and DG outputs, as well as the environmental benefits of DG are analyzed. Then, on the basis of the classification of daily load sequences, the typical daily load sequence and the typical daily output sequence of DG per unit capacity can be computed. The proposed planning model takes the location, capacity and types of DG into account as optimization variables. An improved adaptive genetic algorithm is proposed to solve the model. Case studies have been carried out on the IEEE 14-node distribution system to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method and model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6242-6257
Number of pages16
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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  • Environmental benefits
  • Multi-type distributed generation
  • Timing characteristics
  • Typical daily load sequence
  • Typical daily output sequence

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