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

Saad Ouali1 and Abdeljabbar Cherkaoui1
  • 1 Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 3, 2019, 329-336

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2019.329.336

Submitted On: 4 November 2018 Published On: 29 June 2019

How to Cite: Ouali, S. & Cherkaoui, A. (2019). A New Approach to Load Flow Analysis for Radial Distribution System - Application for Medium Voltage Distribution System in Morocco. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12(3), 329-336. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2019.329.336

Abstract

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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Keywords

  • Load Flow Analysis
  • Radial Distribution System
  • Backward/Forward Sweep
  • Medium Voltage System in Morocco
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure