ATC using FACTS Devices in Deregulated Power Systems

Prakash Burade, Rajendra Sadafale, Anand Satpute


A Repeated Power Flow with FACTS devices including ATC is used to evaluate the feasible ATC value within real and reactive power generation limits, line thermal limits, voltage limits and FACTS operation limits. An IEEE-30 bus system is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the algorithm as an optimization tool to enhance ATC. A Genetic Algorithm technique is used for validation purposes. Introduction of FACTS devices in a right combination of location and parameters could enhance ATC and Ant Colony optimization can be efficiently used for this kind of nonlinear integer optimization.


RPF, FACTS, Available Transfer Capability, Ga, ACO, OPF

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