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Optimal choice of FACTS devices for ATC enhancement using bees algorithm

Mohamad Idris, R. and Kharuddin, A. and Mustafa, M. W. (2009) Optimal choice of FACTS devices for ATC enhancement using bees algorithm. In: 19th Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference : Sustainable Energy Technologies & Systems (AUPEC 09), 2009, University of Adelaide, Australia.

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In this paper, a novel method using bees algorithm is proposed to determine the optimal allocation of FACTS devices for maximizing the available transfer capability (ATC) of power transactions between source and sink areas in the deregulated power system. The algorithm simultaneously searches the FACTS location, FACTS parameters and FACTS types. Three types of FACTS are simulated in this study namely thyristor controlled series compensator (TCSC), static Var compensator (SVC) and thyristor controlled phase shift transformer (TCPST). A repeated power flow with FACTS devices including ATC is used to evaluate the feasible ATC value within line thermal limits, voltage limits and FACTS operation limits. An IEEE30 bus system is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the algorithm as an optimization tool to enhance ATC. A genetic algorithm technique is used for validation purposes. The results clearly indicate that the introduction of FACTS devices in a right combination of location and parameters could enhance ATC and bees algorithm can be efficiently used for this kind of nonlinear integer optimization.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:15520
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:30 Sep 2011 09:45
Last Modified:30 Sep 2011 09:45

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