Optimal location of Multi-types of FACTS devices using Genetic algorithm

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Jigar S.Sarda, Viren B. Pandya, Manish J. Chauhan, Dhaval G. Patel
Published Date:
April 30, 2012
Volume 2, Issue 3
11 - 15

facts devices, genetic algorithm, optimal location
Jigar S.Sarda, Viren B. Pandya, Manish J. Chauhan, Dhaval G. Patel, "Optimal location of Multi-types of FACTS devices using Genetic algorithm". International Journal of Research in Computer Science, 2 (3): pp. 11-15, April 2012. doi:10.7815/ijorcs.23.2012.023 Other Formats


The problem of improving the voltage profile and reducing power loss in electrical networks is a task that must be solved in an optimal manner. Therefore, placement of FACTS devices in suitable location can lead to control in-line flow and maintain bus voltages in desired level and reducing losses is required. This paper presents one of the heuristic methods i.e. a Genetic Algorithm to seek the optimal location of FACTS devices in a power system. Proposed algorithm is tested on IEEE 30 bus power system for optimal location of multi-type FACTS devices and results are presented.

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