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Optimal placement of distributed generation based on DISCO’s additional benefit using self adaptive levy flight based black widow optimization

Naga Lakshmi Gubbala Venkata , Jaya Laxmi Askani and Venkataramana Veeramsetty ORCID logo EMAIL logo


Optimal placement of Distributed Generation (DG) is a crucial challenge for Distribution Companies (DISCO’s) to run the distribution network in good operating conditions. Optimal positioning of DG units is an optimization issue where maximization of DISCO’s additional benefit due to the installation of DG units in the network is considered to be an objective function. In this article, the self adaptive levy flight based black widow optimization algorithm is used as an optimization strategy to find the optimum position and size of the DG units. The proposed algorithm is implemented in the IEEE 15 and PG & E 69 bus management systems in the MATLAB environment. Based on the simulation performance, it has been found that with the correct location and size of the DG modules, the distribution network can be run with maximum DISCO’s additional benefit.

Corresponding author: Venkataramana Veeramsetty, Center for Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, S R Engineering College, Warangal, Telangana State, India, E-mail:


We thank S R Engineering College Warangal, Osmania University and JNTU Hyderabad for supporting us during this work.

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Conflict of interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this article.


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Received: 2020-12-25
Accepted: 2021-04-05
Published Online: 2021-04-26

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