@inproceedings{58f7791431fc419a9f1ed6947e027651,

title = "Identifying Isolated Microgrids in Rural Areas: An Evolutionary Algorithm Approach for a Graph Clustering Problem",

abstract = "The clustering of networks in order to optimise one or more given objectives is a highly researched field with many real-world applications. One of these applications is the clustering of a current or potential future electricity network in order to identify an optimised network topology that could consist of microgrids and stand-alone power systems. This research paper gives a brief overview of the current applications of network partitioning and the different methodologies found in the literature. Then, a novel evolutionary algorithm approach is presented which optimises the topology of rural electricity distribution networks considering a problem-specific objective cost function. Given a set of electricity customer loads and locations, the aim is to identify optimal microgrid and standalone power system formations to minimise the total network costs over a certain time period. The latter part entails a brief introduction to microgrids and some theoretical background, a description of the evaluated cost function, and an outline of the problem-specific evolutionary algorithm used for optimising the network.",

keywords = "genetic algorithm, graph clustering, microgrid identification, microgrids, network clustering, subgraph identification",

author = "Manou Rosenberg and James Fletcher and Mark Reynolds and Tim French and Lyndon While",

year = "2019",

month = jun,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1109/CEC.2019.8790232",

language = "English",

series = "2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2019 - Proceedings",

publisher = "IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers",

pages = "2498--2505",

booktitle = "2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2019 - Proceedings",

address = "United States",

note = "2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2019 ; Conference date: 10-06-2019 Through 13-06-2019",

}