Electric distribution network reconfiguration for power loss reduction based on runner root algorithm

Thuan Thanh nguyen


This paper proposes a method for solving the distribution network reconfiguration (NR) problem based on runner root algorithm (RRA) for reducing active power loss. The RRA is a recent developed metaheuristic algorithm inspired from runners and roots of plants to search water and minerals. RRA is equipped with four tools for searching the optimal solution. In which, the random jumps and the restart of population are used for exploring and the elite selection and random jumps around the current best solution are used for exploiting. The effectiveness of the RRA is evaluated on the 16 and 69-node system. The obtained results are compared with particle swarm optimization and other methods. The numerical results show that the RRA is the potential method for the NR problem.


Distribution network; Network reconfiguration; Power loss; Radial topology; Runner root

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v10i5.pp5016-5024

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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