Gevork B. Gharehpetian

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Keywords: Distributed generation (DG) allocation Long-term scheduling Load variations Particle swarm optimization Power losses minimizing Radial distribution networks a b s t r a c t This paper proposes a new long term scheduling for optimal allocation and sizing of different types of Distributed Generation (DG) units in the distribution networks in order(More)
—In this paper, a new topology for cascaded multilevel converter based on submultilevel converter units and full-bridge converters is proposed. The proposed topology significantly reduces the number of dc voltage sources, switches, IGBTs, and power diodes as the number of output voltage levels increases. Also, an algorithm to determine dc voltage sources(More)
Accurate modeling and parameters identification of Metal Oxide Surge Ar-rester (MOSA) are very important for arrester allocation, systems reliability and insulation coordination studies. Several models with acceptable accuracy have been proposed to describe this behavior. It should be mentioned that the estimation of nonlinear elements of MOSAs is very(More)
A microgrid (MG) comprises a low-voltage network with several microsources, critical and noncritical loads, and energy storage systems (ESSs). It can operate in the grid-connected or islanded modes. In islanded mode, the voltage and frequency of the MG should be controlled by different distributed energy resources (DERs). This paper focuses on the analysis(More)
This paper presents an effective method to control distributed energy resources (DERs) installed in a microgrid (MG) to guarantee its stability after islanding occurrence. Considering voltage and frequency variations after islanding occurrence and based on stability criteria, MG pre-islanding conditions are divided into secure and insecure classes. It is(More)
This paper aims at investigating the problem of Load Frequency Control (LFC) in interconnected power systems in order to obtain robustness against uncertainties. A design method for a robust controller, based on Quantitative Feedback Theory (QFT), has been presented in this paper. For a two-area power system, the simulation results show that the system(More)