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[2, 2018] 

Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol 69, 2 (2018) 128-137 DOI: 10.2478/jee-2018-0016

Multi-objective optimal reconfiguration of distribution network

Darko Šošić – Predrag Stefanov

   Configuration of distribution system can be changed manually or automatically, by changing the status of the respective switching elements, with the aim of reducing power losses, increase system reliability, or improving the power quality. When changing the status of switching equipment it is necessary to satisfy the requirement for the radial and connected structure of the distribution network. Using the single criteria optimization it is possible to improve one of the characteristics of the distribution network, on the other hand by using multi–criteria optimization it is possible to find a network configuration that enhances multiple distribution system characteristics at the same time. In this paper, a modification of the multi-criteria Gray Wolf optimization algorithm is proposed in order to create an efficient algorithm that can be implemented in the management functions of smart grid concept of modern distribution systems. The proposed reconfiguration algorithm was tested on standard symmetrical \0{IEEE\,33} test distribution network.

Keywords: distribution systems, reconfiguration, load flow, multi-criteria optimization


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