Nigerian Journal of Technology

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The Impact of Distributed Generation on Distribution Networks

AO Ekwue, OA Akintunde


Distributed Generators (DG or embedded generators) are generators that are connected to the distribution network. Their advantages are the ability to reduce or postpone the need for investment in the transmission and distribution infrastructure when optimally located; the ability to reduce technical losses within the transmission and distribution networks as well as general improvement in power quality and system reliability. This paper highlights the benefits of distributed generation by using a 15-bus radial distribution network, modelled in the DIgSILENT Power Factory software, to demonstrate the improvement in voltage profile as well as the reduction in technical losses.
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