A genetic algorithm for the reactive power/voltage control problem

Yair Malachi, Sigmund Singer

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Abstract

This paper presents an algorithm for the control of bus voltage and generator reactive power in an electricity supply system. Classic solution methods such as linear programming make use of linear approximations of system equations and as such have a limited precision. Genetic algorithms, connected to standard load flow calculations, do not need such approximations and are capable of finding numerous solutions for the emergency control of disturbed bus voltages. The disadvantage of GA's is the heavy computational burden. The paper presents a way of combining the benefits of linear approximation and a genetic algorithm into a solution method for the minimum number of control actions possible. The algorithm was demonstrated on a 300-bus model of the Israel Electric network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st IEEE Convention of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Israel, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages218-221
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780358422, 9780780358423
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Event21st IEEE Convention of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Israel, IEEEI 2000 - Tel-Aviv, Israel
Duration: 11 Apr 200012 Apr 2000

Publication series

Name21st IEEE Convention of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Israel, Proceedings

Conference

Conference21st IEEE Convention of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Israel, IEEEI 2000
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityTel-Aviv
Period11/04/0012/04/00

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