Title: Optimal power flow solution considering wind integration using dance bee colony with dynamic step

Authors: Boubakeur Hadji; Belkacem Mahdad; Kamel Srairi; N. Mancer

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Biskra, Algeria ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Biskra, Algeria ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Biskra, Algeria ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Biskra, Algeria

Abstract: This article investigates the adaptation and application of a flexible variant-based dance bee colony (DBC) with dynamic step size for solving the optimal power flow (OPF) in the presence of multi wind sources. The particularity of the proposed planning strategy is that the active and reactive power generated by the wind sources to be dynamically exchanged with the network are optimised individually and simultaneously in coordination with other control variables such as: voltage and reactive power of generating units, and tap transformers. Four objective functions have been considered, fuel cost, emission, power loss and voltage deviation. The effectiveness of the proposed OPF is validated on the IEEE 30-bus power system for different objective functions. Results found compared to recent techniques proves the ability of the proposed planning strategy-based DBC for solving practical OPF problems considering the integration of wind sources.

Keywords: optimal power flow; OPF; wind sources; PSO_TVAC; dance bee colony; power loss; cost; emission; voltage deviation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2018.090696

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2018 Vol.14 No.2/3, pp.133 - 152

Received: 22 Feb 2016
Accepted: 06 Oct 2016

Published online: 02 Jan 2018 *

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