Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)
Optimization techniques for network reconfiguration in distribution systems: An overview
Author(s): Archna Ojha, Vinit Panwar, Prem Kant
Abstract: Reconfiguration of radial distribution networks is becoming a viable solution for improving the performance of distribution networks. Configurations may be varied with manual or automatic switching operations so that all of the loads are supplied and reduce power loss, increase system security, and enhance power quality. Reconfiguration also relieves the overloading of the network components. The change in the network configuration is performed by opening sectionalizing (normally closed) and closing tie (normally open) switches of the network. These switching’s are performed in such a way that the cardinality of the network is maintained and all of the loads are energized. Several researchers have attempted to solve the power distribution network reconfiguration problem using various techniques. This paper is an overview of comprehensive survey on network reconfiguration to bring out a clear idea for future research.