Improving Reliability from View of Buyer-Seller by Optimal Reconfiguration: Applicability to Lorestan Distribution Network

Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran

2 Bakhtar Regional Electric Companies, Arak, Iran

3 National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran


Reconfiguration of distribution networks by a series of switching operations is a simple and inexpensive way to improve reliability and reduce power losses, which without the addition of additional equipment to the network, makes optimal use of distribution systems. In this paper, optimal reconfiguration is proposed to improve reliability and minimize power losses as objective functions. To demonstrate the functionality and applicability of the proposed method, five states are defined based on the trade-off between buyer-seller. Particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm has been used to solve this problem. Then, the proposed method has been implemented on the Lorestan Distribution Network.


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Volume 4, Issue 1
June 2021
Pages 1-6
  • Receive Date: 19 October 2020
  • Revise Date: 01 February 2021
  • Accept Date: 26 June 2021
  • First Publish Date: 26 June 2021