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Genetically Optimized FACTS Controllers for Available Transfer Capability Enhancement

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Number 4 - Article 5
Year of Publication: 2011
J. Vara Prasad
I. Sai Ram
B. Jayababu

Vara J Prasad, Sai I Ram and B Jayababu. Article: Genetically Optimized FACTS Controllers for Available Transfer Capability Enhancement. International Journal of Computer Applications 19(4):23-27, April 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {J. Vara Prasad and I. Sai Ram and B. Jayababu},
	title = {Article: Genetically Optimized FACTS Controllers for Available Transfer Capability Enhancement},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {19},
	number = {4},
	pages = {23-27},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


Improving of Available Transfer Capability (ATC) is an important issue in the current de-regulated environment of power systems. Power transactions between a specific seller bus/area and a buyer bus/area can be committed only when sufficient ATC is available. It is well known that Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) technology can control voltage magnitude, phase angle and circuit reactance. Using these devices may redistribute the load flow, regulating bus voltages. Therefore, it is worthwhile to investigate the impact of FACTS controllers on the ATC. In this paper focuses on the evaluation of the impact of Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC) and Static Var Compensator (SVC) as FACTS devices on ATC and its enhancement during with and without line outage cases. Real-code Genetic Algorithm (RGA) is used as the optimization tool to determine the location as well as the controlling parameter of TCSC or SVC simultaneously. The performance of the Real-code Genetic Algorithm has been tested on IEEE 24-Bus Reliability Test System.


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