The paper analyses four types of DG (distributed generators) for their optimal placement in primary distribution system. They are sited and sized optimally to obtain maximum loss reduction. The ultimate objective of the adopted work in this paper is to identify the size and location of distributed generators for their placement in primary distribution network and to justify the economics of these placements. To serve the purpose, an analytical method is used in this paper for determination of sizes and sites for four DG types. The analytical method is considered suitable for the analysis purpose in proposed work. The paper presented a comprehensive analysis for four types of DGs for their placement in primary distribution system. The type 1 DG is capable of delivering real power only whereas type 3 DG is capable of providing real as well as reactive power to the distribution network. Out of other two types, type 2 can deliver only the reactive power whereas type 4 supplies active power but at the same time it consumes reactive power. The paper compares the economic feasibility of placement of four DG types in primary distribution system. © BEIESP.