The purpose of the paper is to develop a simple, efficient and robust power flow (PF) method for ill-conditioned distribution networks (DNs).
It first formulates the PF problem as an optimization problem of minimizing the node power mismatches, while treating the corrections of node voltages as problem variables and then uses soccer game optimization (SGO), an artificial intelligent algorithm simulating the behavior of soccer game players in scoring goals, in solving the formulated PF problem.
It studies the performances of the developed method on four standard test DNs and exhibits that the method is superior in respect of accuracy, robustness and computational speed than those of existing methods.
It suggests a novel and new PF method using SGO and portrays that the proposed method is as accurate as any other PF method, robust like non-Newton type of PF methods and faster than Newton type of PF methods.
The authors thankfully acknowledge the administrative officers of Annamalai University for the computing and internet facilities offered to perform the research work.
Venkatesan, Y. and Palanivelu, A. (2021), "Soccer game optimization-based power flow for distribution networks", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 40 No. 3, pp. 456-474. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-10-2020-0349
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