Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name



Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Amin Khodaei, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Ali Besharat

Third Advisor

Mohammad Matin

Fourth Advisor

Jun Zhang


Hosting capacity, Distributed generation, Distribution network


The aim of this thesis is to investigate and calculate Hosting Capacity in power systems to identify the maximum amount of renewable energy resources that can be deployed. After connecting distributed generation to distribution system, the performance index of the distribution system will improve or deteriorate. The point which is between the acceptable deterioration and unacceptable deterioration is the hosting capacity. This research is specifically concerned with the effect of increasing distributed generation on the performance index in distribution networks and finding the maximum point of the acceptable deterioration.

The hosting capacity is the amount of distributed generation that can be added to the distribution network without requiring additional upgrades in the network. This thesis presents a novel mathematical algorithm to determine the hosting capacity and determine the amounts of distribution generators that can be added to distribution networks. The two primary boundaries considered in finding hosting capacity are overvoltage and overloading. The investigation shows that the performance index of the system will deteriorate after connection of additional distributed generations until finding the optimal addition. The results show that the distribution system could accept more wind power with respect to its design criteria. The practicality of the proposed methodology is verified through simulations using two standard test systems: IEEE six-bus and IEEE 118-bus system.

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Rights holder

Mansoor T. Alturki

File size

114 p.

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Electrical engineering