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Apparatus and method for optimal phase balancing using dynamic programming with spatial consideration

United States Patent

9,728,971
August 8, 2017
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Provided are an apparatus and method for load-balancing of a three-phase electric power distribution system having a multi-phase feeder, including obtaining topology information of the feeder identifying supply points for customer loads and feeder sections between the supply points, obtaining customer information that includes peak customer load at each of the points between each of the feeder sections, performing a phase balancing analysis, and recommending phase assignment at the customer load supply points.
Robertazzi; Thomas G. (Mastic, NY), Skiena; Steven (Setauket, NY), Wang; Kai (Stony Brook, NY)
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (Albany, NY)
14/ 101,985
20140159483
December 10, 2013
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-OE0000220 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.