Power network reconfiguring using binary genetic algorithm technique

M. Krasniqi *, Q. Bytyçi, S. Thaçi

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Vlorë, Vlorë, Albania


Electrical power network reconfiguration is an effective approach for enhancing power quality. The configuration of the electrical power network is a nonlinear and complicated optimization problem. With increasing the demand for electrical energy, many problems have emerged in electrical power network. The most important of these problems is a high level of power loss in transmission lines. In this paper, a smart technique based on a genetic algorithm is suggested to reduce the power loss in transmission lines. The proposed method uses a genetic algorithm to reconfigure the power network. This optimization problem has many constraints and limits that be satisfied during the optimization procedure. Also with finding the optimal configuration of the power network, the security of the network will be enhanced and the voltage profile will be improved significantly. The proposed method is tested on the standard IEEE 19- bus system. The simulation results demonstrate the powerfulness of the proposed method.


Genetic Algorithm, Crossover, Mutation, Convergence, Security

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Received 15 March 2019, Received in revised form 2 July 2019, Accepted 13 July 2019

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Krasniqi M, Bytyçi Q, and Thaçi S (2019). Power network reconfiguring using binary genetic algorithm technique. Annals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2(8): 13-17

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