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Optimum placement of active power conditioners by a dynamic discrete firefly algorithm to mitigate the negative power quality effects of renewable energy-based generators
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (2014)
  • Masoud Farhoodnea, National University of Malaysia
  • Azah Mohamed, National University of Malaysia
  • Hussain Shareef, National University of Malaysia
  • Hadi Zayandehroodi
Abstract
This paper presents a novel solution for the optimal placement and sizing of active power conditioners in future smart distribution systems by using the dynamic discrete firefly algorithm. The proposed method aims to mitigate the power quality effects of hybrid renewable energy-based generators and electric vehicle stations in smart grids. A multi-objective optimization problem is formulated to improve the voltage profile, minimize the voltage total harmonic distortion, and reduce the total investment cost. The performance analysis of the proposed algorithm is conducted on a modified IEEE 16-bus test system by using Matlab software. The results are then compared with the conventional stationary firefly algorithm, hybrid improved genetic algorithm, and dynamic particle swarm optimization. The comparison proves that the proposed optimization algorithm is the most effective method among the other methods and that the proposed method can precisely determine the optimum location and size of active power conditioners in distribution systems.
Keywords
  • Active power conditioner Optimal placement Dynamic firefly algorithm,
  • Power quality,
  • Electric vehicle,
  • Dynamic optimization,
  • Hadi Zayandehroodi
Publication Date
Spring February 14, 2014
Citation Information
Masoud Farhoodnea, Azah Mohamed, Hussain Shareef and Hadi Zayandehroodi. "Optimum placement of active power conditioners by a dynamic discrete firefly algorithm to mitigate the negative power quality effects of renewable energy-based generators" International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol. 61 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hadi_zayandehroodi/51/