An Encoding Technique for Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms Applied to Power Distribution System Reconfiguration

Abstract

Network reconfiguration is an alternative to reduce power losses and optimize the operation of power distribution systems. In this paper, an encoding scheme for evolutionary algorithms is proposed in order to search efficiently for the Pareto-optimal solutions during the reconfiguration of power distribution systems considering multiobjective optimization. The encoding scheme is based on the edge window decoder (EWD) technique, which was embedded in the Strength Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm 2 (SPEA2) and the Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA-II). The effectiveness of the encoding scheme was proved by solving a test problem for which the true Pareto-optimal solutions are known in advance. In order to prove the practicability of the encoding scheme, a real distribution system was used to find the near Pareto-optimal solutions for different objective functions to optimize.

DOI: 10.1155/2014/506769

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@inproceedings{Guardado2014AnET, title={An Encoding Technique for Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms Applied to Power Distribution System Reconfiguration}, author={J. L. Guardado and F. Rivas-D{\'a}valos and J. Torres and S. Maximov and Er{\'e}ndira Melgoza}, booktitle={TheScientificWorldJournal}, year={2014} }