American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A New Approach to Load Flow Analysis for Radial Distribution System - Application for Medium Voltage Distribution System in Morocco

Saad Ouali and Abdeljabbar Cherkaoui

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.329.336

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 3

Pages 329-336


This paper presents a load flow algorithm based on the backward/forward sweep principle, flexible for radial distribution system reconfiguration, with an improvement in ensuring a minimum number of searching for connections between nodes in the calculation sequence in the forward and the backward sweep, by organizing the radial distribution system information into a Main-Line and its derivations. The proposed load flow analysis is easy to implement and does not requires the use of any complex renumbering of branches and nodes, or any matrix calculation, with the only use of linear equations based in the Kirchhoff’s formulation.


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