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Optimization of Electric Power Distribution Using Hybrid Simulated Annealing Approach

Walid Ahmed and Alaa F. Sheta


The key goal of electric power distribution companies is to provide a high quality of service with a low cost of operation. The growing customer needs requires a re-distribution of the Power over various nodes of the Distributed Generation (DG) facilitates. The re-distribution might cause over load on various parts of the networks which if not correctly optimized might increase the cost of maintenance and affect the overall network reliability. This is why it is urgently requited to find a methodology that can effectively provide a schema for re-distribution of the power and achieve both customers and power companies contracting objectives. In this paper, we explore our new proposed idea of using a simulated annealing based local search technique to provide an efficient power load distribution for distributed generation network. On doing this, we will apply our approach on the famous IEEE14 and IEEE30 power systems as two test cases. The developed results show the significant of the proposed approach.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 5, 2008, 559-564


Submitted On: 19 July 2007 Published On: 31 May 2008

How to Cite: Ahmed, W. & Sheta, A. F. (2008). Optimization of Electric Power Distribution Using Hybrid Simulated Annealing Approach. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(5), 559-564.

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  • Simulated annealing
  • dispersed generation
  • electric power distribution