Bacterial Foraging Optimization Algorithm with Particle Swarm Optimization Strategy for Distribution Network Reconfiguration

  • Tianlei Zang
  • Zhengyou He
  • Deyi Ye
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6145)


Distribution network reconfiguration for loss minimization is a complex, large-scale combinatorial optimization problem. In this paper, a novel method called bacterial foraging optimization algorithm with particle swarm optimization strategy (BF-PSO) algorithm is applied to solve this problem. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed method, the optimization calculations of IEEE 69-bus testing system by the presented method are conducted and the calculation results are compared with pertinent literatures. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm possesses fast convergence speed while the quality of solution and stability is ensured.


power system distribution network reconfiguration power loss reduction bacterial foraging optimization algorithm BF-PSO algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tianlei Zang
    • 1
  • Zhengyou He
    • 1
  • Deyi Ye
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringSouthwest Jiaotong UniversitySichuan ProvinceChina

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