Optimal Allocation of the Distributed Active Filters Based on Total Loss Reduction

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Regional Dispatching Center, Tehran Regional Electric Company, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran


With the dramatic growth of nonlinear loads, it is desired to improve active filters performance and enhance their capacity. One of the most favorable methods is applying distributed active filter system (DAFS) in which leads to minimizing the cost, weight & size .The main purpose of this paper is to determine the locations and sizes of distributed active filter system (DAFS) With emphasis on reducing losses.    Minimizing the total losses can have a significant impact on reducing costs. Therefore, placement has been studied by total line losses & minimized loss allocation while satisfying harmonic voltages, total harmonic voltage distortions within IEEE-519 recommended limits. Finally, A typical 37-bus distribution system is selected to verify the validity of the proposed procedures.