# Multi-Objective Optimization using Microgenetic Algorithm Applied to the Placement of Remote and Manual Switches in Distribution Networks

### Helton do Nascimento Alves, Railson Severiano de Sousa

#### Abstract

This paper presents a new formulation for placement of switches in distribution of electric power. An approach for determination of the location of tie switches and section switches using a multi-objective microgenetic algorithm is proposed. In the procedure, load importance, reliability index, remote or manual controlled switch and investments costs are considered. The results are based on simulations in a 69-bus test system presented and the results are compared to the solution given by others search techniques. This comparison confirms the efficiency of the proposed method which makes it promising to solve complex problems of tie switches and section switches placement in distribution feeders.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

do Nascimento Alves H. and Severiano de Sousa R. (2015). **Multi-Objective Optimization using Microgenetic Algorithm Applied to the Placement of Remote and Manual Switches in Distribution Networks** . In *Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: ECTA,* ISBN 978-989-758-157-1, pages 269-278. DOI: 10.5220/0005600802690278

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{ecta15,

author={Helton do Nascimento Alves and Railson Severiano de Sousa},

title={Multi-Objective Optimization using Microgenetic Algorithm Applied to the Placement of Remote and Manual Switches in Distribution Networks},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: ECTA,},

year={2015},

pages={269-278},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0005600802690278},

isbn={978-989-758-157-1},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: ECTA,

TI - Multi-Objective Optimization using Microgenetic Algorithm Applied to the Placement of Remote and Manual Switches in Distribution Networks

SN - 978-989-758-157-1

AU - do Nascimento Alves H.

AU - Severiano de Sousa R.

PY - 2015

SP - 269

EP - 278

DO - 10.5220/0005600802690278