: 2015-11-23 01:58:02
Description: This paper propose a Firefly algorithm (FA) for
optimal placement and sizing of distributed generation (DG) in
radial distribution system to minimize the total real power losses
and to improve the voltage profile. FA is a metaheuristic
algorithm which is inspired by the flashing behavior of fireflies.
The primary purpose of firefly’s flash is to act as a signal system
to attract other fireflies. Metaheuristic algorithms are widely
recognized as one of the most practical approaches for hard
optimization problems. The most attractive feature of a
metaheuristic is that its application requires no special
knowledge on the optimization problem. In this paper, IEEE 33-
bus distribution test system is used to show the effectiveness of
the FA. Comparison with Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm
(SFLA) is also given.