Genetic algorithm for network reconfiguration using three phase unbalanced load flow

Hiroyuki Fudou, Takamu Genji, Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Yosuke Nakanishi

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This paper presents a genetic algorithm for solving network reconfiguration using three phase unbalanced load flow in distribution systems. A proper string representation for the problem is devised and a method to yield a good problem-dependent initial string population is presented. An appropriate selection method for strings is used for fast convergence and improving quality of solutions. Three phase unbalanced load flow is used for taking constant power and unbalance loads in the practical distribution network into account. The feasibility of the developed algorithm for network reconfiguration is demonstrated on distribution networks with promising results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Intelligent Systems for Electrical Engineering and Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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