ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 4    Issue : 4    Date : April 2009

Distributed Generation Placement Design and Contingency Analysis with Parallel Computing Technology
Wenzhong Gao and Xi Chen
Page(s): 347-354
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Distributed Generation (DG) is a promising solution to many power system problems such as voltage
regulation, power loss, etc. The location in the power system for DG placement is found to be very
important. The additional DG placement strategy is also found to depend largely on the total capacity and
location of DG already installed on the system. In this paper, a design strategy based on a proposed
“critical bus tracking” method for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) DG is tested on a modified
IEEE 14 bus test case. Matlab Distributed Computing System (MDCS) is applied for a reduced computation
time. Program for contingency analysis is also implemented in MDCS to test the design strategy. Tests are
conducted in the modified IEEE 14 bus and 300 bus test cases to study the efficiency of the parallel
algorithm for DG placement design and contingency analysis.

Index Terms
Distributed generation, distributed computing, contingency analysis, voltage stability, Proton Exchange
Membrane Fuel Cell.