Optimal allocation of a cross-connection and sectionalizers in distribution systems

Ziari, Iman, Ledwich, Gerard, Wishart , Michael, Ghosh, Arindam, & Dewadasa, Manjula (2009) Optimal allocation of a cross-connection and sectionalizers in distribution systems. In TENCON 2009, IEEE Region Conference, 23-26 November 2009, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore.

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In this paper, the placement of sectionalizers, as well as, a cross-connection is optimally determined so that the objective function is minimized. The objective function employed in this paper consists of two main parts, the switch cost and the reliability cost. The switch cost is composed of the cost of sectionalizers and cross-connection and the reliability cost is assumed to be proportional to a reliability index, SAIDI. To optimize the allocation of sectionalizers and cross-connection problem realistically, the cost related to each element is considered as discrete. In consequence of binary variables for the availability of sectionalizers, the problem is extremely discrete. Therefore, the probability of local minimum risk is high and a heuristic-based optimization method is needed. A Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization (DPSO) is employed in this paper to deal with this discrete problem. Finally, a testing distribution system is used to validate the proposed method.

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ID Code: 27303
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: allocation, cross-connection, distribution system, optimization
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 IEEE
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2009 22:15
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:59

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