Reduction Of Real Power Loss And Improvement Of Voltage Profile In Distribution System By Optimum Location Of Shunt Capacitor

S. G. Ankaliki1, A. D. Kulkarni 2  and Sujata I. Katti3

1, 3 Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Dean Academics, Hirasugar Institute of Technology, Nidasoshi-591 236, Karnataka, India. Email:

2 Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Engineering, Mysore-570 008, India




        This paper presents reduction of real power loss and improvement of voltage profile in distribution system by optimum location of shunt capacitor. To show the effectiveness of the capacitor placement, the method is tested on single feeder distribution system (Chandur Village Feeder, Karnataka). It is observed that by placement of the shunt capacitor in the system there is improvement in the voltage profile of the system, also there is reduction in total real power loss as well as reactive power loss of the system thus resulting in total energy loss saving.

Keywords: Node Voltage, Radial Distribution System (RDS), Real Power Loss and Voltage Profile




International eJournal of Mathematical Sciences, Technology and Humanities

Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages:  302 - 312