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Improvement of Voltage Profile and Loss Reduction using Optimized Soft Computing Based Capacitor Placement Methodology

Bharat Bhushan Jain, Dharmveer Suman


Significant exploration has been done on the arrangement of ideal capacitor arranging in the appropriation frameworks for the assignments of power factor adjustment, voltage profile improvement and misfortune decrease. Particularly, mechanical plant with variable load conditions has huge inductive loads and its power factor is exceptionally poor. These ventures advantage most capacitor banks. This bank gives improved power factor, expanded voltage level on the load and lessen the electric service bills. Moreover, programmed capacitor banks might be ready to dispose of kVAr stimulated at light-load periods and bothersome over- voltages. In most cases, the primary motivation behind why a client introduces a capacitor bank is to maintain a strategic distance from punishment in the power bill. Power factor is a proportion of the genuine power to evident power, and speaks to how a lot genuine power electrical gear uses. A power factor of any worth other than solidarity is brought about by inductive or capacitive reactance and harmonics in the circuit. The expansion in power request and high load thickness in the urban zones makes the activity of power frameworks muddled. To fulfil the load need, the framework is required to extend by expanding the substation limit and the quantity of feeders. Notwithstanding, this may not be handily accomplished for some utilities because of different requirements. Along these lines, to give more limit edge for the substation to fulfil load need, framework misfortune minimization procedures are utilized. In addition, the impact of electric power misfortune is that heat energy is dispersed which builds the temperature of the related electric parts and can bring about protection disappointment. By limiting the power misfortunes, the framework may secure longer life expectancy and have dependability that is more prominent. Different techniques have been utilized to decrease power misfortunes financially by ideal choice of size, area and cost of capacitor bank

Keywords: DC-DC power converters, photovoltaic cells, maximum power point tracker, multilevel and single-phase inverter, Wind Energy, Solar PV, Grid Connected Energy System, Capacitor bank, GA

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