Distribution Feeder Load Balancing Using Support Vector Machines

  • J. A. Jordaan
  • M. W. Siti
  • A. A. Jimoh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5326)


The electrical network should ensure that an adequate supply is available to meet the estimated load of the consumers in both the near and more distant future. This must of course, be done at minimum possible cost consistent with satisfactory reliability and quality of the supply. In order to avoid excessive voltage drop and minimise loss, it may be economical to install apparatus to balance or partially balance the loads. It is believed that the technology to achieve an automatic load balancing lends itself readily for the implementation of different types of algorithms for automatically rearranging the connection of consumers on the low voltage side of a feeder for optimal performance. In this paper the authors present a Support Vector Machines (SVM) implementation. The loads are first normalised and then sorted before applying the SVM to do the balancing.


Support Vector Machine Load Balance Distribution Transformer Phase Balance Power Distribution System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Jordaan
    • 1
  • M. W. Siti
    • 1
  • A. A. Jimoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Tshwane University of TechnologyPretoriaSouth Africa

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