NEPLAN | Optimal Capacitor Placement

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The purpose of this module is to identify key locations in the radial primary feeders of a distribution network, where the placement of shunt capacitors minimizes the MW losses.

General Characteristics

  • Option for purely technical evaluation
  • Option for additional financial data for  economic evaluation
  • In presence of capacitors libraries, the module selects the most economic sizes


  • The bus of the primary feeder, where a shunt capacitor would be located
  • The MVAR size of the capacitor
  • The additional reduction in MW losses (in %)