ANT COLONY ALGORITHM CONSTRUCTIVE METHOD
FOR ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM RECONFIGURATION |
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YAMANI MASSIM, RACHID MEZIANE, ABDELKADER GHOURAF, ABDELKADER ZEBLAH | |||

Abstract: | The electric power distribution system
delivers power to the customers from a set of distribution substations.
The proposed problem in this work is to determine the optimal topology
among various alternatives. This problem is known as a problem of total
investment-cost minimization, subject to power constraints. In fact, the
paper addresses an ant colony meta-heuristic optimization method to solve
this combinatorial problem. Due to the variation of demand the reconfiguration
may be considered in two different situations, in the system planning
or system design stage. The proposed meta-heuristic determines the minimal
investment-cost system configuration during the considered study period
to satisfy power transit constraints. |
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Key Words: | Ant Algorithm, Meshed network, Optimization, Circuit Topology, Alternatives | ||