A visual tool to distribution network reconfiguration

Luis Nando Ochoa

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    Abstract

    Power distribution network reconfiguration is performed with open/close operations of sectionalizing switches, maintaining the feeder’s radial topology, aimed to losses minimization and load balancing. A distribution networks simulator with a friendly graphic interface and reconfiguration functions, developed in Visual Basic language, is presented. The simulator shows quick response, based on load flow and losses calculation, with the best configurations for each load situation, obtained by an algorithm previously developed using Fortran language. This approach is a great tool for training, education, but it is also useful for distribution networks planning and operation. The user can easily see the network configuration with different values of voltage drop and power losses for each situation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWSEAS International Conference on System Science, Applied Mathematics & Computer Science and Power Engineering Systems 2002
    Pages1-5
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
    EventWSEAS International Conference on System Science, Applied Mathematics & Computer Science and Power Engineering Systems 2002 -
    Duration: 21 Oct 200223 Oct 2002

    Conference

    ConferenceWSEAS International Conference on System Science, Applied Mathematics & Computer Science and Power Engineering Systems 2002
    Period21/10/0223/10/02

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