A Review on Optimal Network Reconfiguration in the Radial Distribution System using Optimization Techniques

  • S. A. Juma Department of Electrical Engineering
  • L. M. Ngoo Multimedia University
  • C. M. Muriithi Muranga University of Technology

Abstract

Distribution network systems face many problems,mostly of enormous power losses compared to the rest of the network, which lead to poor performance and degradation of the system and components. For maximum benefit of distributed generation (DG), optimal placement and sizing integrated in the radial distribution system has to be performed to obtain minimum power losses and improve the voltage profile of the system. The contribution of optimum network reconfiguration has greatly benefited in effective power loss reduction. The changes in network topology alters the current flowing through the line and the resistive losses. To solve network reconfiguration problems in radial distribution systems, strategic optimal network reconfiguration which can minimize power losses while maintaining the operating constraints is used to review various optimization techniques.
Keywords—Network reconfiguration, Power loss reduction,Radial distribution system, Optimization techniques.
Published
Jun 22, 2018
How to Cite
JUMA, S. A.; NGOO, L. M.; MURIITHI, C. M.. A Review on Optimal Network Reconfiguration in the Radial Distribution System using Optimization Techniques. Proceedings of Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference, [S.l.], p. 34-40, june 2018. ISSN 2079-6226. Available at: <http://sri.jkuat.ac.ke/ojs/index.php/proceedings/article/view/668>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2019.