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Reactive Power Optimization using Particle Swarm Optimization

Author(s):

Urvi Patel , Kalol institute and research center; Nilam Panchal, Kalol institute and research center

Keywords:

MATPOWER, Particle Swarm Optimization methodology (PSO)

Abstract

Reactive power plays an important role in supporting the real power transfer with voltage profile improvement and system reliability. It is a critical element for a transmission system operator to minimize the real power losses of system with minimizing the cost associated with it. Optimum scheduling of reactive power reduces the active power losses in the transmission system which is the main objective function of the work. In this paper work, a Particle Swarm Optimization method is used for Reactive Power Optimization problem. Particle Swarm Optimization swarm intelligence based search technique used to solve non-linear, complex power system problems. Reactive power optimization is made by reducing real power losses along with improving voltage profile. Proposed algorithm is implemented on IEEE 30-bus test system for PSO and Newton method using MATPOWER.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV3I30989
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2015
Page(s): 1858-1861

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