Conference Paper

Genetic algorithm for optimal open-loop distribution network design in competitive pool

Dept. of Power Syst., Zagreb Univ.
DOI: 10.1109/AFRCON.1999.821904 Conference: Africon, 1999 IEEE, Volume: 2
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT The paper presents the Computer Aided Design of Distribution
Network (CADDiN) application based on geographic information system
(GIS) and genetic algorithms designed to improve the planning of major
investment in open-loop distribution network over the coming years. The
system allows the planner to identify, from load forecast, data on the
existing distribution system and all future projects, the projects to be
undertaken together with the commissioning year, in such a way that the
investment and maintenance costs, as well as cost of losses are
minimized over a planning horizon. The application has been tested with
real size distribution systems achieving optimal designs in reasonable
CPU times compared with respect to the dimensions of such distribution

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