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ANAUT, Daniel O; DI MAURO, Guillermo F; MESCHINO, Gustavo y SUAREZ, Juan A. Optimization of Electrical Networks using Genetic Algorithms. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.4, pp. 137-148. ISSN 0718-0764. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07642009000400016.
This work proposes the optimization of the topological configuration of secondary electrical distribution networks to minimize technical losses produced during their exploitation due to Joule effect, using for this Genetic Algorithms. Through the application of the method to two systems, it was found that the optimization technique is able to find the optimum solution among all the possible combinations that switch operations offer. Its flexibility to adapt to the restrictions of radiality and voltage level in less time than that of exhaustive search is also proved. During the development of the application the genetic operators were validated, determining those that gave the best performance in the search of the solution. The results show the feasibility and viability of the application for the optimum configuration of electrical distribution systems.
Palabras clave : genetic algorithms; optimization; electrical distribution networks; load flow.