This paper presents a mathematical model for simultaneous deployment of protective devices (PDs) and controlling devices (CDs) in distribution networks. The PDs include fuses and reclosers and the CDs are remote controlled switches (RCSs) and manual switches (MSs). The model is to minimize equipment costs as well as sustained and momentary interruption costs. It considers the coordination of fuses and reclosers during temporary faults involving fuse saving and fuse blowing schemes. The model is in mixed integer programming (MIP) fashion which can be effectively solved with available solvers. The performance of the proposed model is verified through applying it to Bus 4 of Roy Billinton test system and a real-life distribution network. The results reveal the effectiveness of the model in reducing system costs as well as in improving reliability level.
- Electric power distribution system
- Fault management
- Mixed integer programming
- Power distribution protection
- Power distribution reliability
- Switch placement