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Load profile based determination of distribution feeder configuration by dynamic programming

Shariatkhah, M.H., Haghifam, M.R. and Arefi, A.ORCID: 0000-0001-9642-7639 (2011) Load profile based determination of distribution feeder configuration by dynamic programming. In: 2011 IEEE Trondheim POWERTECH, 19 - 23 June 2011, Trondheim, Norway

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This paper presents a new method to determine feeder reconfiguration scheme considering variable load profile. The objective function consists of system losses, reliability costs and also switching costs. In order to achieve an optimal solution the proposed method compares these costs dynamically and determines when and how it is reasonable to have a switching operation. The proposed method divides a year into several equal time periods, then using particle swarm optimization (PSO), optimal candidate configurations for each period are obtained. System losses and customer interruption cost of each configuration during each period is also calculated. Then, considering switching cost from a configuration to another one, dynamic programming algorithm (DPA) is used to determine the annual reconfiguration scheme. Several test systems were used to validate the proposed method. The obtained results denote that to have an optimum solution it is necessary to compare operation costs dynamically.

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