Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch in Electric Transmission Systems Using the Multi-Agent Model with Volt-VAR Control

Alex Chamba, Carlos Barrera-Singaña, Hugo Arcos

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Abstract

The optimal dispatch of reactive power is a fundamental task in the operational planning of electrical power systems. This task aims to minimize active power losses and improve voltage levels within the electrical power system. This paper presents the application of the particle swarm optimization methodology to achieve optimal reactive power dispatch. The methodology’s performance is demonstrated by its high processing speed and the results obtained through a comprehensive global search for reactive power dispatch. Additionally, experimental results confirm the algorithm’s effectiveness in optimizing the objective function across different case studies, highlighting its ability to achieve optimal reactive power dispatch. This study represents a significant advancement in the field of power system optimization and provides a useful tool for managing and controlling these systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5004
JournalEnergies
Volume16
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Universidad Politécnica Salesiana and GIREI—Smart Grids Research Group.

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© 2023 by the authors.

Keywords

  • multi-agent system
  • ORPD
  • particle swarm optimization (PSO)
  • Volt-VAR control

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