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Reconfiguration of Electric Distribution Network Using Modified Particle Swarm Optimization

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 34 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2011
Anoop Arya
Yogendra Kumar
Manisha Dubey

Anoop Arya, Yogendra Kumar and Manisha Dubey. Article: Reconfiguration of Electric Distribution Network Using Modified Particle Swarm Optimization. International Journal of Computer Applications 33(6):54-62, November 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Anoop Arya and Yogendra Kumar and Manisha Dubey},
	title = {Article: Reconfiguration of Electric Distribution Network Using Modified Particle Swarm Optimization},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {33},
	number = {6},
	pages = {54-62},
	month = {November},
	note = {Full text available}


This paper presents the application of modified form of Particle Swarm Optimization as an optimization technique to the reconfiguration of electric distribution systems. The intended reconfiguration is an optimization and decision-making process which considers the maximization of the number of loads supplied associated to the minimization of the number of closed switches. A novel selection regime for the choosing of global best (gbest) and personal best (pbest) for swarm members in multi-objective particle swarm optimisation (MOPSO) without using external archives have been proposed. It means the algorithm is simple and computer coding is easy to implement to reconfiguration problem. The proposed methodology consists of use of the maximization function of the number of loads supplied and the loss minimization by the application of MOPSO. The developed algorithm has given the optimal solution in a reasonable computational time, compared to the dimension of the distribution system. Simulations for the test systems shows that the proposed MOPSO possesses better ability to finding the optimal Pareto front compared to the NSGA-II and classical PSO.


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