Implementation of Network Reconfiguration Technique for Loss Minimization on a Standard 16 Bus Distribution System
Shivakumar L. N.1, Kiran Kumar G. R.2, Marulasiddappa H. B3
1Mr.Shivakumar LN, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, VTU/ PESITM, Shimoga, India.
2Mr.Kiran Kumar GR., Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, VTU/ PESITM, Shimoga, India.
3Mr.Marulasiddappa HB, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, VTU/ PESITM, Shimoga, India.
Manuscript received on December 08, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2014. | Manuscript published on January 05, 2014. | PP: 154-157 | Volume-3 Issue-6, January 2014. | Retrieval Number: F2031013614/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: Due to deregulation and restructuring it is expected that a large number of distributed generators will be connected to the distribution network. This will result in power distribution systems having locally looped networks and bi-directional power flows affecting existing operational schemes. The distribution system reconfiguration is one of the important control schemes which can be affected by the presence of distributed generators. This paper presents a simple approach for distribution reconfiguration with distributed generators. The distributed generators are considered as constant power sinks and the loss minimization algorithm has usual constraints along with line capacity constraint which limits the reverse power flow of distributed generators. Standard switching indices are used for network reconfiguration and the algorithm is tested on a on a standard 16 bus system.
Keywords: Distributed generation (DG), Network reconfiguration, Loss reduction