In this paper, a time-based model for distribution network development planning is proposed, considering the possibility of using distributed electricity generation technologies and the existence of capacitor banks. The proposed model specifies the location, capacity, and timing of the use of distributed generation technologies and capacitor banks as well as the schedule for increasing the capacity of the grid lines. The Genetic Enhanced Algorithm is used to solve the stated problem to optimize the network development plan including the time, location and capacity of DG and capacitor banks in the distribution network as well as to optimize the investment cost and operating cost. It was also implemented in a MATLAB programming environment to validate and evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed solution to the problem of distribution network development planning on a 17-bus radial distribution network.
Development of Distribution Networks, Distributed Generation Resources, Capacitor Bank, Genetic Algorithm