Title: Optimal allocation of SVC in electric power system for loss minimisation and control voltage using hybrid ABC

Authors: Abdelkarim Blal; Abdelkader Rami; Abdelkader Zeblah

Addresses: Faculty of Technology, Electrotechnical Department, LORE Laboratory, Djilali Liabes University, Algeria ' Faculty of Technology, Electrotechnical Department, LORE Laboratory, Djilali Liabes University, Algeria ' Faculty of Technology, Electrotechnical Department, LORE Laboratory, Djilali Liabes University, Algeria

Abstract: In our work, we present a simulation of the optimal location problem of three FACTS devices (SVC) in an electric power network. The chosen criterion is the minimisation of total active losses under specified constraints. Solving the problem will be carried out by a metaheuristic method. Metaheuristics are general optimisation methods using smart rules to navigate the space of solutions. They produce good solutions. The iterative method Gauss-Seidel will be used for the load flow and optimal location of three SVC devices will be done by hybrid bees' colonies algorithm (HBCA). An application will be made on a test network IEEE-57 bus.

Keywords: hybrid ABC; artificial bee colony; HABC; power flow; static VAR compensator; SVC; Gauss-Seidel method; optimal allocation; electric power systems; loss minimisation; voltage control; simulation; optimal location; FACTS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEC.2016.078626

International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion, 2016 Vol.7 No.3, pp.227 - 239

Available online: 23 Aug 2016 *

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