Prioritization of distribution networks for efficient introduction of loss minimum reconfiguration technology

Sakura Ami*, Teru Miyazaki, Yu Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Masahiko Hasegawa, Yoshitaka Miyazato, Ikki Shinozaki

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Loss minimum reconfiguration technology has been studied well from the theoretical and computational perspectives in the past decades and is expected to implement to the real-world distribution systems. In the real-world implementation of loss minimum reconfiguration technology, one of the barriers is the preprocessing cost for modeling the physical characteristics of the distribution networks and grasping the spatio-temporal dynamics of the load in order to derive the expected energy loss based on the power flow simulation though it is desirable that this technology is applied to the site with high expected energy loss reduction effect preferentially, the above laborious preprocess for prioritization which requires to be conducted for all the existing distribution networks becomes a problem of rapid implementation. In this study, the authors discuss several statistical approaches for prioritization of distribution networks with high expected loss reduction effect, that does not require the exhaustive preprocess. Numerical experiments based on data acquired from the real-world demonstration test reveal pros and cons depending on the application situation of these prioritization methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 1


  • Distribution system
  • Energy loss minimization
  • Network configuration
  • Operation plan
  • Screening
  • Top-K selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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