Simultaneous network reconfiguration and capacitor allocations using a novel dingo optimization algorithm

Samson Oladayo Ayanlade, Abdulrasaq Jimoh, Emmanuel Idowu Ogunwole, Abdullahi Aremu, Abdulsamad Bolakale Jimoh, Dolapo Eniola Owolabi


Power loss and voltage magnitude fluctuations are two major issues in distribution networks that have drawn a lot of attention. Numerous strategies have been put forward to provide remedies to lessen the undesirable effects of these issues. Combining two of these approaches and dealing with them simultaneously to get more effective outcomes is essential. Therefore, this study hybridizes the network reconfiguration and capacitor allocation strategies using a novel dingo optimization algorithm (DOA) to solve the optimization problems. The optimization problems for simultaneous network reconfiguration and capacitor allocations were formulated and solved using a novel DOA. To demonstrate its effectiveness, DOA’s results were contrasted with those of the other optimization techniques. The methodology was validated on the IEEE 33-bus network and implemented in the MATLAB program. The results demonstrated that the best network reconfiguration was accomplished with switches 7, 11, 17, 27, and 34 open, and buses 8, 29, and 30 were the best places for capacitors with ideal sizes of 512, 714, and 495 kVAr, respectively. The voltage profile was significantly improved, and the power losses were significantly decreased. When compared to some of the different methods, DOA came out on top.


capacitor allocation; dingo optimization; network reconfiguration; power loss; voltage magnitude;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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