Chapter 10

Impact of Distributed Generation Integration on the Reliability of Power Distribution Systems

Mohammad AlMuhaini    King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


The future of power systems is motivated by the necessity to diminish the impact of global climate change and reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This can present an extraordinary challenge for the business of electric generation and delivery. The future power system is commonly referred to as a smart grid, which can be defined as an electrical network which uses intelligent monitoring, control, and communication technologies to improve the quality of service and increase the reliability and security of the system. ...

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