Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy   »   2015 Vol.11, No.4



Title: Optimal placement of SVC for transmission loss minimisation using self-adaptive firefly algorithm


Authors: R. Selvarasu; M. Surya Kalavathi; C. Christober Asir Rajan


Department of EIE, Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, India
Department of EEE, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India
Department of EEE, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, India


Abstract: Transmission loss minimisation is an important research issue, which can be minimised by reactive power compensation. Static var compensator (SVC) is a popular flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) device for reactive power support in power system. A new strategy has been proposed for optimal placement of SVC in power systems with a view to minimise the transmission loss. The proposed approach uses a self-adaptive firefly algorithm (SAFA) and identifies the optimal location for SVC placement and their parameters. The SVC placement strategy is applied on IEEE 14, IEEE 30 and IEEE 57-bus systems and their results are presented to demonstrate its effectiveness.


Keywords: firefly algorithm; flexible alternating current transmission system; FACTS; transmission loss minimisation; static var compensator; SVC placement; optimal placement; reactive power compensation.


DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2015.074155


Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, 2015 Vol.11, No.4, pp.315 - 330


Submission date: 25 Mar 2015
Date of acceptance: 06 May 2015
Available online: 12 Jan 2016



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