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IJCEE 2009 Vol.1 (5): 596-601 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2009.V1.92

Power Distribution Planning Using Multi-Criteria Decision Making Method

Sandeep Chakravorty and Smarajit Ghosh

Abstract—Conductor layout plays a vital role in distribution planning. This paper presents an improved mathematical model to optimize the network routing problem. The model was formulated to minimize the feeder routes subject to a set of constraints. The computational results of a devised sample problem indicate that the developed optimization model is adequate for planning of distribution systems.
Here in this paper we suggest the distribution planning by the means of a hybrid model which includes Taguchi and Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Technique of Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) where we take into consideration some aspects of reliability such as miles of conductor, feeder failures, customer interruption, maximum interruption, estimated relative cost. The method suggested here firstly determines the priority of these aspects of reliability and then it determines the weight of these factors and ultimately distribution planning has been carried out by Technique of Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS). The results of the discussed techniques will lead to lower long range distribution expenses as it will lead to optimum feeder path.

Index Terms—Power distribution planning, Taguchi technique, AHP technique, TOPSIS, optimization methods.

Sandeep Chakravorty is with Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology under Sikkim Manipal University, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Maitar, Rangpo, Esat Sikkim, India. e-mail: sandeep_chakravorty@yahoo.com.
Smarajit Ghosh is with the Thapar University, Department of Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering, Patiala, Punjab−147004, India e-mail: smarajitg@hotmail.com

Cite: Sandeep Chakravorty and Smarajit Ghosh, "Power Distribution Planning Using Multi-Criteria Decision Making Method," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 596-601, 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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