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The goal of this paper is to offer a new strategy for solving the network reconfiguration problem with the aim of decreasing real power loss and enhancing the voltage profile in the distribution system. Social spider optimization (SSO), a new swarm algorithm, is employed to concurrently reconfigure and find the best network. The proposed method was tested on 30-bus mesh and 33-bus radial distribution systems at fixed load levels. To show the performance and efficacy of the suggested method, it was compared to optimization methodology, such as the genetic algorithm, harmony search algorithm, Kruskal's maximal spanning tree, discrete evolutionary programming, and cuckoo search algorithm. The findings reveal that SSO is a strategy worth investigating for tackling the network reconfiguration problem.
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