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International Journal of Power System Operation and Energy Management

Abstract

The introduction of flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) in a power system reduces the losses, reduces the cost of generation, and improves the stability also improves the load capability of the system. In this paper, a non-traditional optimization technique, genetic algorithm is used to optimize the various process parameters involved of FACTS devices in a power system The various parameter taken into the consideration were the location of the FACTS were their types and their rated value of the device. A genetic algorithm (GA) is simultaneously is used to minimize the total generation cost, and power loss/voltage deviation with in true and reactive power generation limits, Test results on the modified IEEE 30-bus system with various types of the FACTS controller The optimization results clearly indicates that the correct location of the FACTS devices will increase the loadability of the system and GA can be effectively used for this type of optimization.

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