Frontiers in Energy

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 86–98 | Cite as

Reactive power deployment and cost benefit analysis in DNO operated distribution electricity markets with D-STATCOM

  • Atma Ram GuptaEmail author
  • Ashwani KumarEmail author
Research Article


The aim of this paper is to analyze unbalanced radial distribution systems (UBRDS) with the distribution static compensator (D-STATCOM). The main objectives of this paper are D-STATCOM allocation in UBRDS with an objective of providing reactive power support to enhance voltage profile and reduce line losses of the distribution network, determination of optimal D-STATCOM rating subjected to minimization of total cost, and impact of D-STATCOM placement on improving power factor and savings in cost of energy loss. The analysis is conducted on a large industrial load model with light, medium and high loading scenarios. Further, the impact of load growth is also considered for better planning of the power distribution system. The results are obtained on standard 25-bus UBRDS to check the feasibility of the proposed methodology.


unbalanced distribution system D-STATCOM voltage sensitivity index load models load growth distribution network operator (DNO) 


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The MHRD, Govt. of India was gratefully acknowledged for providing research facilities to the work reported in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyKurukshetraIndia

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