Optimum apc placement and sizing in radial distribution systems using discrete firefly algorithm for power quality improvement

Masoud Farhoodnea, Azah Mohamed, Hussain Shareef

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Abstract

This paper presents an improved solution to determine simultaneously the optimal location and size of active power conditioners (APCs) in distribution systems using the discrete firefly algorithm (DFA) for power quality enhancement. A multi-criterion objective function is defined to enhance voltage profile of the system, 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 radial IEEE 34-bus test system to demonstrate its effectiveness. The DFA results are then compared with the standard firefly algorithm, standard particle swarm optimization (PSO), genetic algorithm, and discrete PSO. The simulation and comparison of results prove that the DFA can accurately determine the optimal location and size of the APCs in radial distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages83-96
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789401791151, 9789401791144
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Power quality
Particle swarm optimization (PSO)
Harmonic distortion
Electric potential
Genetic algorithms
Costs

Keywords

  • Active power conditioner
  • Discrete optimization
  • Firefly algorithm
  • Optimal placement
  • Power quality
  • Voltage sag

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Farhoodnea, M., Mohamed, A., & Shareef, H. (2014). Optimum apc placement and sizing in radial distribution systems using discrete firefly algorithm for power quality improvement. In Transactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013 (pp. 83-96). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9115-1_7

Optimum apc placement and sizing in radial distribution systems using discrete firefly algorithm for power quality improvement. / Farhoodnea, Masoud; Mohamed, Azah; Shareef, Hussain.

Transactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013. Springer Netherlands, 2014. p. 83-96.

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Farhoodnea, M, Mohamed, A & Shareef, H 2014, Optimum apc placement and sizing in radial distribution systems using discrete firefly algorithm for power quality improvement. in Transactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013. Springer Netherlands, pp. 83-96. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9115-1_7
Farhoodnea M, Mohamed A, Shareef H. Optimum apc placement and sizing in radial distribution systems using discrete firefly algorithm for power quality improvement. In Transactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013. Springer Netherlands. 2014. p. 83-96 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9115-1_7
Farhoodnea, Masoud ; Mohamed, Azah ; Shareef, Hussain. / Optimum apc placement and sizing in radial distribution systems using discrete firefly algorithm for power quality improvement. Transactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013. Springer Netherlands, 2014. pp. 83-96
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