Optimal Placement and sizing of DG Units Using LCA Algorithm


  • Djemoui Benkhetta LMSE Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department, Mohamed Khider University, 07000 Biskra, Algeria
  • Abdelhafid Rouina LMSE Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department, Mohamed Khider University, 07000 Biskra, Algeria
  • Abdelouahab Necira LGEB Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department, Mohamed Khider University, 07000 Biskra, Algeria




Distributed generation (DG), League championship algorithm (LCA), Radial distribution network (RDS)


The motivation of this paper is to present an approach that relies on the league championship algorithm (LCA) to determine the most effective number, placement, and size of distributed generations (DG) within distribution systems. The primary objective of this approach is to minimize the losses of the power system, as well as to enhance the voltage profiles and stability index of the voltage. The optimal location of the DG units is determined through the use of the Loss Sensitivity Factor (LSF), while the optimal size of the DG units is found through the use of LCA. The IEEE 33-bus and 69-bus radial distribution systems were both tested to validate the proposed method, and the results obtained from LCA were compared to those of other methods found in the literature. The simulated results have shown that the LCA method proposed in this paper is highly effective and performs exceptionally well when addressing the problem of optimal location and sizing of DG units in radial networks.



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Benkhetta D, Rouina A, Necira A. Optimal Placement and sizing of DG Units Using LCA Algorithm. EAI Endorsed Trans Energy Web [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 24 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];11. Available from: https://publications.eai.eu/index.php/ew/article/view/4345