NEPLAN | Optimal Separation Points

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For networks which are structured as meshed but are required to be operated radially, the determining of the radial configuration is needed. The module Optimal Separation Points (Switching Optimization) calculates the optimal radial configuration through the available sectionalizing switches. The optimization process can take into consideration several objective functions such as minimizing power losses and users can apply various constraints such as treating certain switches as non-switchable. The results contain the optimal switching configuration, and the benefits achieved compared to the initial configuration and can be automatically applied to existing models.