TY - GEN

T1 - Maximization of total PV outputs for distribution network topology with a novel search method

AU - Sato, Tsunaki

AU - Saito, Hiromi

PY - 2011/1/1

Y1 - 2011/1/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Combinatorial optimization

KW - Distribution network

KW - Photovoltaic

KW - Topology

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84943765019

T3 - 17th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2011

BT - 17th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2011

PB - Power Systems Computation Conference ( PSCC )

T2 - 17th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2011

Y2 - 22 August 2011 through 26 August 2011

ER -