Int. J. of Power and Energy Conversion   »   2015 Vol.6, No.1

 

 

Title: Hybrid biogeography-based optimisation for optimal power flow incorporating FACTS devices

 

Authors: Susanta Dutta; Provas Kumar Roy; Debashis Nandi

 

Addresses:
Department of Electrical Engineering, Dr. B.C. Roy Engineering College, Fuljhore, Jemua Road, Durgapur – 713206, West Bengal, India
Department of Electrical Engineering, Dr. B.C. Roy Engineering College, Fuljhore, Jemua Road, Durgapur – 713206, West Bengal, India
Department of Information Technology, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur – 713209, West Bengal, India

 

Abstract: This paper presents hybrid biogeography-based optimisation (BBO) technique to solve optimal power flow (OPF) in power system incorporating flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS). The proposed hybrid method combines the BBO algorithm with the differential evolution (DE) to improve the performance of the conventional BBO and DE algorithms. Here, BBO is the main optimiser, while the DE is used to fine tune the solution of the BBO algorithm. Two types of FACTS devices namely, thyristor-controlled series capacitor (TCSC) and thyristor-controlled phase shifter (TCPS) are considered in this paper. The proposed method is implemented with MATLAB and tested on modified IEEE 30-bus system in five different cases. The simulation results show that the proposed HDE-BBO algorithm is effective, fast and accurate in finding the optimal parameter settings for FACTS devices to solve OPF problems. The proposed HDE-BBO method gives better solution quality compared to particle swarm optimisation with inertia weight approach (PSOIWA), real coded genetic algorithm (RGA), differential evolution (DE) and conventional BBO. The simulation study also shows that FACTS devices are capable of providing an economically attractive solution to power system problems.

 

Keywords: biogeography-based optimisation; BBO; hybrid optimisation; differential evolution; optimal power flow; OPF; FACTS devices; series compensator; flexible AC transmission; thyristor-controlled series capacitor; TCSC; thyristor-controlled phase shifter; TCPS; IEEE 30-bus; simulation.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEC.2015.068423

 

Int. J. of Power and Energy Conversion, 2015 Vol.6, No.1, pp.63 - 84

 

Available online: 30 Mar 2015

 

 

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