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IJCEE 2009 Vol.1 (2): 126-135 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2009.V1.20

Enhancement of Loading of Radial Distribution Networks Using Optimal Conductor Size

Smarajit Ghosh and Uttamjit Singh Chhatwal

Abstract—In this paper, an attempt has been made to enhance the loading of radial distribution by selection of proper conductor. The critical values of total real power load (TPL) and total reactive power load (TQL) for constant power are derived out for the sub-station voltage of 1.0 pu. for 69-node radial distribution network. The proposed method will reduce the real and reactive power losses, improves voltage profile and enhances the loading capability of distribution network. The voltage deviation is reduced to ±10%.The superiority of the proposed method has been established by ±6% from ±10% taking results iteratively. Using network reconfiguration, loading is further increased.

Index Terms—Load-flow, Optimal, Conductor, Network, Reconfiguration, Power load

Smarajit Ghosh is with the Thapar University, Department of Electrical &Instrumentation Engineering, Patiala, Punjab-147004, INDIA
Uttamjit Singh Chhatwal is with BILT(Thapar Group), Yamunanagar,Haryana, INDIA

Cite: Smarajit Ghosh and Uttamjit Singh Chhatwal, "Enhancement of Loading of Radial Distribution Networks Using Optimal Conductor Size," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 126-135, 2009.

General Information

ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
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E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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