An improved harmony search algorithm for optimal capacitor placement in radial distribution systems

R. Sirjani, A. Mohamed, H. Shareef

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Abstract

Capacitors are used to provide reactive power compensation in distribution networks and are widely used to reduce power loss, improve voltage profile and increase system capacity. The benefits of reactive power compensation depend greatly on the placement and size of the added capacitors. Presently, the capacitor placement problem is widely solved by using evolutionary programming methods. In this paper, an improved harmony search (IHS) algorithm is applied to solve the optimal capacitor placement problem. The performance of the proposed IHS algorithm is validated on the 9-bus distribution system. The obtained capacitor placement results using the IHS algorithm are compared with the particle swarm optimization and the traditional harmony search algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2011 - Program and Abstracts
Pages323-328
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2011 - Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: Jun 6 2011Jun 7 2011

Publication series

Name2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2011 - Program and Abstracts

Conference

Conference2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2011
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityShah Alam, Selangor
Period6/6/116/7/11

Keywords

  • Capacitor Placement
  • Distribution Power Loss
  • Harmony Search Algorithm
  • Sweep Load Flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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