GENETIC ALGORITHM-BASED OPTIMAL LOCATION OF FACTS DEVICES FOR LOSS MINIMIZATION AND IMPROVED VOLTAGE REGULATION (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN SHIRORO COMPLEX)
Publication Date : 01/02/2011
Soon on completion of National Integrated Power Project the next challenge is that of power evacuation and distribution. There are fears that the existing structure has high losses proportionate to megawatt output. The objectives of this research are achievement of loss minimization and improve voltage regulation through appropriate selection and location of FACTS controllers using genetic algorithms and principle. The different types of FACTS devices and their different locations have different effects towards realization of the objective function. The qualitative and quantitative treatment of FACTS devices and their sitting are determined simultaneously. This combinatorial analysis problem is solved using genetic algorithm. The proposed method is tested on the NIGERIAN SHIRORO COMPLEX (SC) as a case study.
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