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Power sectors are currently facing power shortage due to high distribution losses and the efforts are concentrated on increasing generation capabilities resulting in increased capital cost. But power savings are also possible by improving operating strategy for distribution system such as distribution reconfiguration, capacitor placement and Facts devices etc. In this paper capacitor placement is studied to reduce power loss in distribution system using Tabu Search technique with MATLAB Software. The capacitor placement problem aims to determine the locations and sizes of capacitors to be installed in a radial distribution system.
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