A new optimization model for distribution substation siting, sizing, and timing

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Abstract

This paper presents a new planning optimization model for distribution substation siting, sizing, and timing. The proposed model involves using linear functions to express the total cost function. The developed model includes different electrical constraints such as voltage drops, substation and transformer capacities, power flow, and radial flow constraints. The proposed planning problem is formulated as a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) problem to avoid the use of nonlinear programming and thus avoiding the possibility of getting trapped in local solutions. A numerical example is presented to validate the effectiveness of the developed model.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)308-315
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Distribution substation
  • Distribution system planning
  • Optimization
  • Radial distribution systems

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