Fault section estimation in distribution systems using biogeography-based optimization approaches

Shyh-Jier Huang, Xian Zong Liu

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In this paper, a biogeography-based optimization is proposed for fault section estimation of distribution systems. This method mimics the geographical distribution of biological species, where the formulation, migration, and extinction of species are all included in the algorithm development. The method comes with relatively few computation steps and owns a larger probability of reaching the quality solution when compared with other published techniques. By establishing the mathematical models for the states of protective devices and fault sections, this biogeography-based optimization is applied to estimate the fault section on two example systems and three real systems in order to validate the effectiveness of this proposed approach. From simulation results gained from the proposed methods, they help support the feasibility of the method for the fault diagnosis applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-168
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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