Optimal placement of multiple STATCOM for voltage stability margin enhancement using particle swarm optimization

E. Nasr Azadani, S. H. Hosseinian, P. Hasanpor

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Abstract

This paper proposes an approach for optimal placement of STATic synchronous COMpensator (STATCOM) in power systems. The approach is based on the simultaneous application of particle swarm optimization (PSO) and continuation power flow (CPF) to improve voltage profile, minimizing power system total losses, and for maximizing system loadability with respect to the size of STATCOM. Simulation results show the suitability of the PSO technique in finding multiple optimal solutions to the problem with reasonable computational effort. The installation of the STATOCM on these buses can increase the system voltage stability margin. The proposed technique is examined on the IEEE57 bus test system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-510
Number of pages8
JournalElectrical Engineering
Volume90
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Continuation power flow (CPF)
  • Loadability
  • Particle swarm optimization (PSO)
  • STATCOM

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