Date Added: Dec 2012
Integration of alternative sources of energy into a network for Distributed Generation (DG) requires small-scale power generation technologies located close to the loads served. The move toward on-site distributed power generation has been accelerated because of deregulation and restructuring of the utility industry and the feasibility of alternative energy sources. DG technologies can improve power quality, boost system reliability, reduce energy costs, and defray utility capital investment. This paper presents techno economic analysis of optimally located and sized various DG technologies in a radial distribution system.