Minimizing Power Loss Through Network Reconfiguration Using The Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm
This study aims to minimize power loss through network reconfiguration in traditional distribution networks and
microgrids. To address this problem, an algorithm composed of an objective function and operation constraints is proposed.
Network connection matrices based on graph theory and the backward/forward sweep method is used to analyze power flow. A
minimizing power loss approach is developed for network reconfiguration, and the particle swarm optimization algorithm is
adopted to solve this optimal combination problem. The proposed approach is tested on the IEEE 33-bus test system and the
first outdoor microgrid test bed established by the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research in Taiwan. Simulation results
demonstrate that the proposed approach can be applied in networkreconfiguration to minimize power loss.
Index Terms—Microgrid, Network Reconfiguration, PSO, Connection Matrices, Power Loss.