Optimum Sub-station Positioning Using Hierarchial Clustering

  • Shabbiruddin
  • Sandeep Chakravorty
  • Amitava Ray
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 177)


Selection of optimum location of a sub-station and distribution of load points to each available sub-station has been a major concern among researchers but all have made either the use of man machine interface or have made some approximations. Here in this paper, a soft computing approach Hierarchial Clustering method is used for grouping the various load points as per the number of distribution sub-stations available. The method further gives an optimum location of the distribution sub-station taking into aspects the distances of the various load points that it is feeding. The results of the discussed technique will lead to a configuration of distribution substations depending on the no. of load points and sub-stations required. It will have an effect of lowering the long range distribution expenses as it will lead to optimum feeder path. The application of the proposed methodology to a case study is presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical & Electronics Engg.Sikkim Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipalIndia
  2. 2.School of Electronics & Electrical Engg.Lovely Professional UniversityJalandhar-DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical Engg.Sikkim Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipalIndia

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