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IJCEE 2010 Vol.2 (4): 734-740 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2010.V2.220

Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch for Voltage Stability Enhancement Using Real Coded Genetic Algorithm

P. Aruna Jeyanthy and D. Devaraj

Abstract—This paper presents an algorithm for solving the multi-objective reactive power dispatch problem in a power system. Modal analysis of the system is used for static voltage stability assessment. Loss minimization and maximization of voltage stability margin are taken as the objectives. Generator terminal voltages, reactive power generation of the capacitor banks and tap changing transformer setting are taken as the optimization variables. An improved genetic algorithm which permits the control variables to be represented in their natural form is proposed to solve this combinatorial optimization problem. For effective genetic operation, crossover and mutation operators which can directly operate on floating point number and integers are used. The proposed method has been tested on IEEE 30 bus system and has resulted in loss which is less than the value reported earlier and is well suited for solving the mixed integer optimization problem.

Index Terms—Modal analysis, optimal reactive power dispatch, loss minimization, genetic algorithm.

P. Aruna Jeyanthy is with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, N.I. College of Engineering Kanyakumari District, India(corresponding author to provide phone: 91 9443174253. email:arunadarwin@yahoo.com).
D.Devaraj is with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Kalasalingam University, Srivilliputhur, India.

Cite: P. Aruna Jeyanthy and Dr. D. Devaraj, "Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch for Voltage Stability Enhancement Using Real Coded Genetic Algorithm," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 734-740, 2010.

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ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
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E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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