A robust mixed-integer programing model for reconfiguration of distribution feeders under uncertain and variable loads considering capacitor banks, voltage regulators, and protective relays

Meisam Mahdavi, H. Haes Alhelou, Pierluigi Siano, Vincenzo Loia

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Feeder reconfiguration is an effective way to reduce power losses of distribution network. In this way, configuration of distribution system is changed in order to achieve possible minimum losses, while electricity demand of consumers has to be provided. Consumers' power demand has an important role in feeder reconfiguration because any change in demand affects power losses directly. Whereas load demand has a variable and stochastic nature because of its dependency on consumption pattern and accuracy of forecasted load amounts. Accordingly, reconfiguration models should be enough robust against load uncertainty and variations. Thus, this paper presents an efficient robust model for reconfiguration of distribution feeders under uncertain and variable loads. The proposed reconfiguration model is enough robust and efficient, in which its implementation is relatively simple. The results show higher efficiency and lower complexity of the proposed model compared to existing robust reconfiguration approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7790-7803
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Demand variations
  • distribution systems
  • feeder reconfiguration
  • load uncertainty
  • robust model

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