Value Assessment of Distribution Network Reconfiguration: A Danish Case Study

Georgios Vaskantiras, Shi You

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Distribution network reconfiguration is a mechanism that can improve the distribution system performance from multiple perspectives. In the context of smart grid wherein the degrees of automation and intelligence are high, the potential value of network reconfiguration can be significant. This paper presents a case study-based analysis to explore the potential value of reconfiguration in detail. The study is performed using a 10kV distribution grid of Denmark, while reconfiguration is applied to minimize the energy losses under both normal and post-fault conditions. The results show that although the reconfiguration is performed to achieve a single objective, the overall network performance is improved. In addition, the value achieved by reconfiguration can be very sensitive to the reconfiguration frequency and the associated cost.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)336-341
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering - Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: 8 Sep 201612 Sep 2016


Conference3rd International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering
LocationKyushu Institute of Technology

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© 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
( Peer-review under responsibility of the organizing committee of CPESE 2016


  • Distribution network reconfiguration
  • Loss minimization
  • Network performance
  • Cost-benefit analysis

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