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Title: Parallel Harmony Search Based Distributed Energy Resource Optimization

This paper presents a harmony search based parallel optimization algorithm to minimize voltage deviations in three phase unbalanced electrical distribution systems and to maximize active power outputs of distributed energy resources (DR). The main contribution is to reduce the adverse impacts on voltage profile during a day as photovoltaics (PVs) output or electrical vehicles (EVs) charging changes throughout a day. The IEEE 123- bus distribution test system is modified by adding DRs and EVs under different load profiles. The simulation results show that by using parallel computing techniques, heuristic methods may be used as an alternative optimization tool in electrical power distribution systems operation.
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  1. ORNL
  2. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
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Conference: ISAP - Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems 2015, Porto, Portugal, 20150911, 20150916
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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United States