Loss reduction in isolated rural area distribution network using photovoltaic system

M. H. Albadi, N. A. Al-Mashaikhi, S. Al-Hinai, R. S. Al-Abri, A. S. Al-Hinai, Q. K. Al-Aamri, A. A. Al-Mazidi, M. S. Al-Gafri

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This paper investigates the utilization of photovoltaic (PV) systems in a rural area electricitynetwork. The Rural Area Electricity Company of Oman is planning to install a 304 kW PV system at the powerhouse of the Almazyonah network. Based on the available network data, a power flow model of the system under study was built and the system's performance was studied. The location and installed capacity of the planned PV system were optimized based on loss reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-59
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Engineering Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Loss reduction
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Power flow
  • Rural area networks

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  • Engineering(all)

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