Application of Subjective and Objective Integrated Weightage (SOIW) Method for Decision-Making (MADM) in Distribution System

  • Sachin Gorakh KambleEmail author
  • Kinhal Vadirajacharya
  • Udaykumar Vasudeo Patil
Conference paper


The term smart grid (SG) has been used by many government bodies and researchers, which refers to the new trend in the power industry to modernize and automate the existing power system. SG must utilize the assets optimally by making use of information, like equipment capacity; voltage drop; radial network structure; minimizing investment, operating costs, and energy loss; and reliability indices. One way to achieve this is to reroute or reconfigure the distribution system. The distribution system is reconfigured to choose a switching combination of branches of the system that optimize certain performance parameters of power supply while satisfying some specified constraints. In this chapter, the subjective and objective integrated weightage (SOIW) multiple attribute decision-making (MADM) method is proposed for finding the compromised best configuration and comparing it with other methods such as WSM, WPM, and TOPSIS. An example of the distribution system is presented in this chapter to demonstrate the validity and effectiveness of the method.


Distribution system Reconfiguration Multiple attribute decision-making SOIW method, TOPSIS 



Average energy not supplied


Analytic hierarchy process


Customer average interruption duration index


Customer average interruption frequency index


Decision maker


Distribution system


Elimination and choice translating reality


Multiple attribute decision-making


Performance Index


System Average Interruption Duration Index


System Average Interruption Frequency Index


Smart grid


Subjective and objective integrated Weightage


Technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution


Weighted product method


Weighted sum method


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sachin Gorakh Kamble
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kinhal Vadirajacharya
    • 1
  • Udaykumar Vasudeo Patil
    • 2
  1. 1.Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological UniversityLonereIndia
  2. 2.Government College of EngineeringKaradIndia

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