• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2008, Volume: 1, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

An algorithm for radial distribution power flow in Complex mode including voltage controlled buses


This paper presents an efficient algorithm to solve the radial distribution power flow problem in complex mode. The relationship between the complex branch powers and complex bus powers is derived as a non singular square matrix known as element incidence matrix. The power flow equations are rewritten in terms of a new variable as linear recursive equations. The linear equations are solved to determine the bus voltages and branch currents in terms of new variable as complex numbers. The advantage of this algorithm is that it does not need any initial value and easier to develop the code since all the equations are expressed in matrix format. It is tested on the distribution systems available in the literature. This proposed method could be applied to distribution systems having voltage-controlled buses also. The results prove the efficiency of the proposed method.

Keywords: radial distribution power flow, element incidence matrix, transmission loss, linear recursive equations.


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