Performance Enhancement of Distribution Network by Optimal Placement of Multiple Capacitors Using FKBC

  • Rudresh B. Magadum
  • D. B. Kulkarni
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1119)


The outdated existing electrical infrastructure and shortage in power generation causes complex operation and poor performance of electrical distribution networks. This results in low voltage profile, huge T&D losses, load shedding, and poor power quality of supply. To address these problems several researchers are working across the globe. The many techniques, algorithms, devices, online analysis of power system softwares are introduced to overcome these issues by taking quick corrective measures. In this paper, enhancement of voltage values and minimization of total power loss are taken as key objectives. The placement of multiple capacitors is used for compensation of required reactive power using fuzzy knowledge-based controllers. The proposed methodology is tested on IEEE-15 bus and IEEE-33 bus radial networks. The obtained results are satisfactory in improving the overall enhancement of the voltage profile.


Capacitor placement Distribution network Energy loss Voltage profile Fuzzy knowledge-based controller Radial distribution networks 



Capacitor Placement Index


Fuzzy Knowledge based Controller










Very Best


Radial distribution Network


Current flowing in kth line


Resistance of the kth line


Electro Magnetic Transient Programming


Below average




Above average


Power loss


Power loss after capacitor connection


Base case power loss


Per unit system


Fuzzy Interface System


Total number of transmission lines


Renewable Energy Sources


Load Flow Analysis


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudresh B. Magadum
    • 1
  • D. B. Kulkarni
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Electronics Engineering DepartmentKLS Gogte Institute of TechnologyBelagaviIndia

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