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Reconfiguration of distribution systems operating at various levels of demand through a variable neighborhood search metaheuristic

Grant number: 12/23454-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal Investigator:Rubén Augusto Romero Lázaro
Grantee:Leonardo Henrique Faria Macedo Possagnolo
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil


This research project considers the theoretical analysis and computational implementation of a metaheuristic called variable neighborhood search, applied to the problem of reconfiguration of primary feeders in distribution systems of electric power with variable demand, i.e., considering various demand levels during the operation. Thus, we intend to develop various forms of the variable neighborhood search algorithm (VND, RVNS, GVNS) applied to the problem of reconfiguration of feeders in distribution systems. The strategy should also develop techniques for reducing the size of neighborhood. As part of the research project, one must also implement a specialized radial load flow algorithm to find losses of each bid solution chosen by the metaheuristic and also to verify if the proposed solution is feasible from an operational standpoint, i.e., there are no violations of current in feeders or limits of voltage in buses of the system. With the developed algorithm, we intend to test large systems existing in the literature.

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MACEDO, LEONARDO H.; FRANCO, JOHN F.; RIDER, MARCOS J.; ROMERO, RUBEN. Optimal Operation of Distribution Networks Considering Energy Storage Devices. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, v. 6, n. 6, p. 2825-2836, . (12/23454-4)
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POSSAGNOLO, Leonardo Henrique Faria Macedo. Reconfiguração de sistemas de distribuição operando em vários níveis de demanda através de uma meta-heurística de busca em vizinhança variável. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Engenharia. Ilha Solteira Ilha Solteira.

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