A New Optimization Framework To Solve The Optimal Feeder Reconfiguration And Capacitor Placement Problems
Index Terms: Optimal Distribution Feeder Reconfiguration (DFR), shunt capacitor placement, Point Estimate Method PEM), Bat Algorithm (BA).
Abstract: This paper introduces a new stochastic optimization framework based bat algorithm (BA) to solve the optimal distribution feeder reconfiguration (DFR) as well as the shunt capacitor placement and sizing in the distribution systems. The objective functions to be investigated are minimization of the active power losses and minimization of the total network costs an. In order to consider the uncertainties of the active and reactive loads in the problem, point estimate method (PEM) with 2m scheme is employed as the stochastic tool. The feasibility and good performance of the proposed method are examined on the IEEE 69-bus test system.
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