Maximization of total PV outputs for distribution network topology with a novel search method

Tsunaki Sato, Hiromi Saito

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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel method to search the optimal topology of radial distribution network which maximizes total output power of photovoltaic generators (PV) on the network and keeps the network voltage within a regulated range. The method is based on a correlation between total PV output and the largest difference in the voltage profile and the principle of superposition for the radial network. The optimal topology is found out so as to form a tree by extending distribution feeders from a distribution substation. In order to verify the effectiveness of the method, a comparison study with tabu search approach was carried out by using a multi loop distribution network model. The result shows that the method can find a suboptimal topology faster than tabu search.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2011
PublisherPower Systems Computation Conference ( PSCC )
ISBN (Electronic)9789175012575
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Event17th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2011 Aug 222011 Aug 26

Publication series

Name17th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2011

Other

Other17th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2011
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period11/8/2211/8/26

Keywords

  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Distribution network
  • Photovoltaic
  • Topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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