Electric power distribution optimization using evolutionary algorithms

Sowmya Parimi, University of Texas at El Paso


In the present research, a new evolutionary algorithm is developed to solve the component allocation problem in electricity distribution systems. The problem addresses the upgrade/design of an electricity distribution system with the objective of minimizing expected system downtime subject to cost and repair time constraints. The algorithm is tested on the Dual Element Spot Network (DESN) configuration which is one of the most commonly used configurations by the power industry. This algorithm is demonstrated with two examples.^

Subject Area

Engineering, Industrial

Recommended Citation

Parimi, Sowmya, "Electric power distribution optimization using evolutionary algorithms" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1477813.