Optimum active power conditioner placement for power quality enhancement using discrete firefly algorithm

Masoud Farhoodnea, Azah Mohamed, Hussain Shareef

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Abstract

In this paper an improved method to optimally place the active power conditioners (APCs) in order to power quality enhancement in distribution systems is presented using the discrete firefly algorithm (DFA). An objective function is defined to simultaneously improve voltage profile, to minimize voltage total harmonic distortion and total investment cost. The performance analysis of the proposed DFA is performed in the Matlab software on the modified radial IEEE 16-bus test systems. The obtained results are then compared with the standard firefly algorithm and discrete PSO. The simulation and comparison of results prove that the proposed method is able to precisely determine the optimal location and size of the APCs in radial distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCECS 2013 - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages247-252
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789881925169
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2013Oct 25 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2078-0958

Other

Other2013 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/23/1310/25/13

Keywords

  • Active power conditioner
  • Firefly algorithm
  • Optimal placement
  • Voltage sag

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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