Chapter 7

Optimum Sizing and Siting of Renewable-Energy-based DG Units in Distribution Systems

Amirsaman Arabali1, Mahmoud Ghofrani2, James B. Bassett2, My Pham2 and Moein Moeini-Aghtaei3,    1LCG Consulting, Los Altos, CA, United States,    2University of Washington, Bothell, WA, United States,    3Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


The increasing demand for clean and nonfossil energy has escalated the integration of renewable power sources into the distribution system. Renewable distributed generators (DGs) have the potential to reduce the environmental impact when the integration into the distribution system is carefully optimized. However, serious technical issues will be raised when the integration is not properly implemented. ...

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