Optimum D-STATCOM placement using firefly algorithm for power quality enhancement

Masoud Farhoodnea, Azah Mohamed, Hussain Shareef, Hadi Zayandehroodi

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel method to optimally place the Distribution Static Synchronous Compensator (D-STATCOM) in a distribution system using the firefly algorithm (FA) for enhancing power quality. In the proposed method, the average voltage total harmonic distortion (THDV), average voltage deviation and total investment cost are considered as the objective functions, where voltage and power limits for individual buses are chosen as the optimization constraints. The performance of the proposed FA is investigated using the Matlab software on the radial IEEE 16-bus test system. The obtained results are also compared with the particle swarm optimization and genetic algorithm. The simulation results verify the ability of FA in accurately determining the optimal location and size of the D-STATCOM in radial distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IEEE 7th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2013
Pages98-102
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE 7th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2013 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: Jun 3 2013Jun 4 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 IEEE 7th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 7th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2013
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period6/3/136/4/13

Keywords

  • D-STATCOM
  • firefly algorithm
  • optimal placement
  • voltage sag

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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