Multi-Criteria Optimization of the Deployment of a Grid for Rural Electrification Based on a Heuristic Method

L. Ortiz-Matos, A. Aguila-Tellez, R. C. Hincapié-Reyes, J. W. González-Sanchez

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    In order to design electrification systems, recent mathematical models solve the problem of location, type of electrification components, and the design of possible distribution microgrids. However, due to the amount of points to be electrified increases, the solution to these models require high computational times, thereby becoming unviable practice models. This study posed a new heuristic method for the electrification of rural areas in order to solve the problem. This heuristic algorithm presents the deployment of rural electrification microgrids in the world, by finding routes for optimal placement lines and transformers in transmission and distribution microgrids. The challenge is to obtain a display with equity in losses, considering the capacity constraints of the devices and topology of the land at minimal economic cost. An optimal scenario ensures the electrification of all neighbourhoods to a minimum investment cost in terms of the distance between electric conductors and the amount of transformation devices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012020
    JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 10 Jul 2017
    Event2017 International Conference on Sustainable Energy Engineering, ICSEE 2017 - Perth, Australia
    Duration: 12 Jun 201714 Jun 2017

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