Volume 13 (2025)
Volume 12 (2024)
Volume 11 (2023)
Volume 10 (2022)
Volume 9 (2021)
Volume 8 (2020)
Volume 7 (2019)
Volume 6 (2018)
Volume 5 (2017)
Volume 4 (2016)
Volume 3 (2015)
Volume 2 (2014)
Volume 1 (2013)
Distribution Systems
Optimal Coordination of Dual-Setting Directional Over Current Relay in Microgrid Considering Multi-Parametric Characteristics

P. Niranjan; N.K. Choudhary; N. Singh; R.K. Singh

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 28 December 2023


  Conventional overcurrent protection schemes may not be sufficient to provide the complete protection of microgrids, especially in the islanded mode (ISM) of operation. Directional overcurrent relays (DOCRs) in microgrid may malfunction due to significant changes in fault current level and change in topology ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
A Novel Meter Placement Algorithm Based on Monte Carlo Coupled State Estimation and Iterative Nonlinear Mesh Adaptive Direct Search

F. Jabari; M. Shabanzadeh; M. Zeraati

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 28 December 2023


  Distribution system state estimation (DSSE) is widely used for real-time monitoring of power grids, where different types of metering devices such as phasor measurement units, smart meters, power quality meters, and etc. are installed. The accuracy of estimated states and the system observability level ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Development of an Adaptive Protection Scheme for Microgrid Operation Suitable for Grid-Connected and Islanded Mode

N. Kumar; D.K. Jain

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 12 May 2024


  The integration of distributed generations (DGs) can disrupt the distribution system's radial configuration, leading to potential coordination issues with the existing protection scheme. Disparate operating modes of microgrids render traditional protection schemes ineffective and insecure. This highlights ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Radial Distribution System Network Reconfiguration for Reduction in Real Power Loss and Improvement in Voltage Profile, and Reliability

S.S. Halve; S.S. Raghuwanshi; D. Sonje

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 12 May 2024


  Distribution systems play a crucial role in delivering power to customers and bridging the gap between bulk power transmission and end-users. Increasing energy demand due to factors like industrial development and population growth necessitates efficient distribution system management. A low X/R ratio ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Synchronization of Microgrid Considering the Dynamics of V2Gs Using an Optimized Fractional Order Controller based Scheme

A. Khorshidi; T. Niknam; B. Bahmani

Volume 9, Issue 1 , April 2021, , Pages 11-22


  In this work, a new control scheme for synchronization of AC microgrids with upstream power grid is presented. The effects of V2Gs (vehicle to grid) dynamics on synchronization process is studied. This new control approach is based on the optimal fractional calculus and has been developed for synchronization ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Active Distribution Networks Restoration after Extreme Events

S. Ghasemi; A. Khodabakhshian; R. Hooshmand

Volume 8, Issue 2 , August 2020, , Pages 152-163


  After extreme events such as floods, thunderstorms, blizzards and hurricanes there will be devastating effects in the distribution networks which may cause a partial or complete blackout. Then, the major concern for the system operators is to restore the maximum critical loads as soon as possible by ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Distributed Voltage Control in Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Systems

H. Yousefi; S.A. Gholamian; A. Zakariazadeh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , August 2020, , Pages 164-171


  In this paper, a distributed method for reactive power management in a distribution system has been presented. The proposed method focuses on the voltage rise where the distribution systems are equipped with a considerable number of photovoltaic units. This paper proposes the alternating direction method ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
A Bi-Level Optimization Approach for Optimal Operation of Distribution Networks with Retailers and Micro-grids

H. Fateh; A. Safari; S. Bahramara

Volume 8, Issue 1 , February 2020, , Pages 15-21


  Distributed energy resources (DERs) including distributed generators (DGs) and controllable loads (CLs) are managed in the form of several microgrids (MGs) in active distributions networks (ADNs) to meet the demand locally. On the other hand, some loads of distribution networks (DNs) can be supplied ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Multi-Area State Estimation Based on PMU Measurements in Distribution Networks

O. Eghbali; R. Kazemzadeh; K. Amiri

Volume 8, Issue 1 , February 2020, , Pages 65-74


  State estimation in the energy management center of active distribution networks has attracted many attentions. Considering an increase in complexity and real-time management of active distribution networks and knowing the network information at each time instant are necessary. This article presents ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Multi-objective Grasshopper Optimization Algorithm based Reconfiguration of Distribution Networks

M.A. Tavakoli Ghazi Jahani; P. Nazarian; A. Safari; M.R. Haghifam

Volume 7, Issue 2 , October 2019, , Pages 148-156


  Network reconfiguration is a nonlinear optimization procedure which calculates a radial structure to optimize the power losses and improve the network reliability index while meeting practical constraints. In this paper, a multi-objective framework is proposed for optimal network reconfiguration with ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
A Customer Oriented Approach for Distribution System Reliability Improvement Using Optimal Distributed Generation and Switch Placement

P. Salyani; J. Salehi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , October 2019, , Pages 246-260


  The reliability of distribution networks is inherently low due to their radial nature, consequently distribution companies (DisCos) usually seek to improve the system reliability indices with the minimum possible investment cost. This can be known as system-oriented reliability planning (SORP). However, ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Multi-Objective Optimization of Demand Side Management and Multi DG in the Distribution System with Demand Response

M. Alilou; D. Nazarpour; H. Shayeghi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2018, , Pages 230-242


  The optimal management of distributed generation (DG) enhances the efficiency of the distribution system; On the other hand, increasing the interest of customers in optimizing their consumption improves the performance of DG. This act is called demand side management. In this study, a new method based ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Optimal Scheduling of Battery Energy Storage System in Distribution Network Considering Uncertainties using hybrid Monte Carlo- Genetic Approach

R. Afshan; J. Salehi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 1-12


  This paper proposes a novel hybrid Monte Carlo simulation-genetic approach (MCS-GA) for optimal operation of a distribution network considering renewable energy generation systems (REGSs) and battery energy storage systems (BESSs). The aim of this paper is to design an optimal charging /discharging scheduling ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Optimal Capacitor Allocation in Radial Distribution Networks for Annual Costs Minimization Using Hybrid PSO and Sequential Power Loss Index Based Method

A. Bagheri; R. Noroozian; J. Gholinezhad

Volume 5, Issue 2 , December 2017, , Pages 117-130


  In the most recent heuristic methods, the high potential buses for capacitor placement are initially identified and ranked using loss sensitivity factors (LSFs) or power loss index (PLI). These factors or indices help to reduce the search space of the optimization procedure, but they may not always indicate ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
A New Method of Distribution Marginal Price Calculation in Distribution Networks by Considering the Effect of Distributed Generations Location on Network Loss

S. Ghaemi; K. Zare

Volume 5, Issue 2 , December 2017, , Pages 171-180


  The determination of practical and coherent policy to pin down the price in restructured distribution networks should be considered as a momentous topic. The present paper introduces a new method of distribution marginal price (DMP) calculation. The main aim of this paper is to evaluate the DMP for both ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
A SAIWD-Based Approach for Simultaneous Reconfiguration and Optimal Siting and Sizing of Wind Turbines and DVR units in Distribution Systems

A. Lashkar Ara; H. Bagheri Tolabi; R. hosseini

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, , Pages 93-103

  In this paper, a combination of simulated annealing (SA) and intelligent water drops (IWD) algorithm is used to solve the nonlinear/complex problem of simultaneous reconfiguration with optimal allocation (size and location) of wind turbine (WT) as a distributed generation (DG) and dynamic voltage restorer ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Capacitor Placement in Distorted Distribution Network Subject to Wind and Load Uncertainty

A. Najafi; R. Aboli; H. Falaghi; M. Ramezani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, , Pages 153-164

  Utilizing capacitor banks is very conventional in distribution network in order for local compensation of reactive power. This will be more important considering uncertainties including wind generation and loads uncertainty. Harmonics and non-linear loads are other challenges in power system which complicates ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Reliability and Supply Security based Method for Simultaneous Placement of Sectionalizer Switch and DER Units

B. Mohammadzadeh; A. Safari; S. Najafi Ravadanegh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, , Pages 165-174

  This paper presents a new and useful methodology for simultaneous allocation of sectionalizer switches and distributed energy resources (DERs) considering both reliability and supply security aspects. The proposed algorithm defines the proper locations of sectionalizer switching devices in radial distribution ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Optimal Power Flow in the Smart Grid Using Direct Load Control Program

Soheil Derafshi Beigvand; Hamdi Abdi,

Volume 3, Issue 2 , December 2015, , Pages 102-115

  This paper proposes an Optimal Power Flow (OPF) algorithm by Direct Load Control (DLC) programs to optimize the operational cost of smart grids considering various scenarios based on different constraints. The cost function includes active power production cost of available power sources and a novel ...  Read More

Distribution Systems
Application of Multi Objective HFAPSO algorithm for Simultaneous Placement of DG, Capacitor and Protective Device in Radial Distribution Network

Hossein Shayeghi; Masoud Alilou

Volume 3, Issue 2 , December 2015, , Pages 131-146

  In this paper, simultaneous placement of distributed generation, capacitor bank and protective devices are utilized to improve the efficiency of the distribution network. The objectives of the problem are reduction of active and reactive power losses, improvement of voltage profile and reliability indices ...  Read More