ABSTRACT This paper proposes a new stochastic framework based on the probabilistic load flow to consider the uncertainty effects in the Distribution Static Compensator (DSTATCOM) allocation and sizing problem. The proposed method is based on the point estimate method (PEM) to capture the uncertainty associated with the forecast error of the loads. In order to explore the search space globally, a new optimization algorithm based on bat algorithm (BA) is proposed too. The objective functions to be investigated are minimization of the total active power losses and reducing the voltage deviation of the buses. Also to reach a proper balance between the optimization of both the objective functions, the idea of interactive fuzzy satisfying method is employed in the multi-objective formulation. The feasibility and satisfying performance of the proposed method is examined on the 69-bus IEEE distribution system.
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