Electrical Engineering

, Volume 100, Issue 2, pp 1263–1275 | Cite as

Reliability improvement of reconfigurable distribution system using GA and PSO

  • B. Vasudevan
  • A. K. Sinha
Original Paper


This paper presents an effective method for optimal reconfiguration of distribution system using genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization. It identifies the optimal number and position of tie switch for serving maximum amount of load under all contingencies. A risk-based reliability index is used to obtain the optimal number of switches. The essential/non-essential loads are incorporated using different weightage. The proposed algorithm is tested on 15-bus and 69-bus distribution systems, and results showing the effectiveness of proposed system are presented.


Reconfiguration Distribution system Risk factor Reliability Distributed generation GA PSO 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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