Optimal Capacitor Placement

Design Features

The Optimal Capacitor Placement (OCP) application is a study mode function that directly connects to the DASdb and the RTDB. The objective of OCP is to minimize feeder losses while maintaining the capacitor bank voltages and power factors within given limits. The optimal capacitor placement starts from a base case that may be derived from the real time operational condition or a DPF saved case. The user has the capability to specify which capacitor banks can be relocated and which cannot, as well the network buses that can be located with capacitor banks. OCP will then determine both the best locations of the capacitor banks and the optimal on/off status of the capacitor banks needed to meet the specified optimization objective.

All ‘Cuts’ and ‘Jumpers’ placed on the system are marked by an icon on the map for easy identification.