Ant Colony Optimisation solution to distribution transformer planning problem
by Eleftherios I. Amoiralis, Pavlos S. Georgilakis, Marina A. Tsili, Antonios G. Kladas
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP), Vol. 2, No. 4, 2010

Abstract: This paper proposes a stochastic optimisation method, based on Ant Colony Optimisation (ACO), for the optimal choice of transformer sizes to be installed in a distribution network. This method is properly introduced to the solution of the Optimal Transformer Sizing (OTS) problem, taking into account the constraints imposed by the load the transformer serves throughout its lifetime and the possible transformer thermal overloading. The possibility to upgrade the transformer size one or more times throughout the study period results in different sizing paths taking into account the transformer capital cost the energy loss cost during the study period.

Online publication date: Tue, 02-Nov-2010

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