Application of tabu search to optimal placement of distributed generators

Koichi Nara*, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Kazushige Ikeda, Tomoo Ashizawa

*Corresponding author for this work

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Distributed generators (Dgs) such as fuel cells, solar cells, wind mills and micro gas turbines, etc. are going to be installed in demand side of power systems. Such distributed generators can reduce distribution loss if they are placed appropriately in the distribution system. In this paper, tabu search application for finding the optimal allocation of DGs from a viewpoint of loss minimization is illustrated. In other words, the authors discuss about an implementation method of tabu search to find how much distribution loss can be reduced if DGs are optimally allocated at the demand side of a power system. Namely, locations and discrete capacities of DGs to minimize the distribution loss are determined by nested use of the tabu search algorithm. Numerical examples are shown to demonstrate the method.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: 2001 Jan 282001 Feb 1


Other2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH


  • Distributed generator
  • Distribution system
  • Loss minimization
  • Optimal allocation problem
  • Tabu search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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