This repository provides a series of Distribution Feeder Reconfiguration (DFR) test cases that were used in the following papers. These test cases are made available here to allow other authors to compare their solutions to ours.
V. Roberge, M. Tarbouchi, and F. Okou, “Distribution System Optimization on Graphics Processing Unit,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1689–1699, Jul. 2017.
V. Roberge, M. Tarbouchi, and F. Okou, “New Encoding Based on the Minimum Spanning Tree for Distribution Feeder Reconfiguration using a Genetic Algorithm,” in proceedings of International Conference on Electrical and Information Technologies (ICEIT 2016), Tangier, Morocco, 2016, pp. 16–21.
1. The naming of the different test cases depends on their source. In some cases, the number includes the feeder buses while in other cases, it does not.
2. The file format is very similar to the one used in http://www.dejazzer.com/reds.html , but also includes the branch rating. See this readme file for a complete description.
3. The solution files represent the optimal solutions found by the algorithm presented in the paper above for each of the test case. The solution files simply list the open branches that leads to the optimal radial topology of the network in order to minimize the real power losses. The open branch are identified by their index number. The details of the algorithm are provided in the paper cited above.
|8||bus1760||bus1760_soln||2992.9||914.1||1746||14||1800||New||This test case is built by duplicating the bus800 twice without adding any extra tie switch|
|9||bus1760_20||bus1760_20_soln||2992.9||821.7||1746||14||1820||New||This test case is built by duplicating the bus800 twice and adding 20 extra tie switches randomly connected|
|10||bus4400||bus4400_soln||7482.2||2290.2||4365||35||4500||New||This test case is built by duplicating the bus800 five times without adding any extra tie switch|
|11||bus4400_50||bus4400_50_soln||7482.2||1905.3||4365||35||4550||New||This test case is built by duplicating the bus800 five times and adding 50 extra tie switches randomly connected|
 S. Civanlar, J. J. Grainger, H. Yin, and S. S. H. Lee, “Distribution feeder reconfiguration for loss reduction,” Power Deliv. IEEE Trans. On, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 1217–1223, Jul. 1988.
 M. E. Baran and F. F. Wu, “Network reconfiguration in distribution systems for loss reduction and load balancing,” Power Deliv. IEEE Trans. On, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1401–1407, 1989.
 D. Das, “A fuzzy multiobjective approach for network reconfiguration of distribution systems,” Power Deliv. IEEE Trans. On, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 202–209, Jan. 2006.
 Ching-Tzong Su and Chu-Sheng Lee, “Network reconfiguration of distribution systems using improved mixed-integer hybrid differential evolution,” Power Deliv. IEEE Trans. On, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 1022–1027, Jul. 2003.
 J. R. Mantovani, F. Casari, and R. A. Romero, “Reconfiguração de sistemas de distribuição radiais utilizando o critério de queda de tensão,” Controle Autom., pp. 150–159, 2000.
 R. A. Jabr, R. Singh, and B. C. Pal, “Minimum Loss Network Reconfiguration Using Mixed-Integer Convex Programming,” Power Syst. IEEE Trans. On, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 1106–1115, May 2012.
 H. Ahmadi and J. R. Marti, “Distribution System Optimization Based on a Linear Power-Flow Formulation,” Power Deliv. IEEE Trans. On, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 25–33, Feb. 2015.