ACEEE Int. J. on Network Security , Vol. 03, No. 02, April 2012 Optimal Capacitor Placement in a Radial Distribution  Syst...
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ACEEE Int. J. on Network Security , Vol. 03, No. 02, April 2012                 V. SIMULATION RESULTS    The proposed algo...
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Optimal Capacitor Placement in a Radial Distribution System using Shuffled Frog Leaping and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithms

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This paper presents a new and efficient approach
for capacitor placement in radial distribution systems that
determine the optimal locations and size of capacitor with an
objective of improving the voltage profile and reduction of
power loss. The solution methodology has two parts: in part
one the loss sensitivity factors are used to select the candidate
locations for the capacitor placement and in part two a new
algorithm that employs Shuffle Frog Leaping Algorithm
(SFLA) and Particle Swarm Optimization are used to estimate
the optimal size of capacitors at the optimal buses determined
in part one. The main advantage of the proposed method is
that it does not require any external control parameters. The
other advantage is that it handles the objective function and
the constraints separately, avoiding the trouble to determine
the barrier factors. The proposed method is applied to 45-bus
radial distribution systems.

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Optimal Capacitor Placement in a Radial Distribution System using Shuffled Frog Leaping and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithms

  1. 1. ACEEE Int. J. on Network Security , Vol. 03, No. 02, April 2012 Optimal Capacitor Placement in a Radial Distribution System using Shuffled Frog Leaping and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithms Saeid Jalilzadeh1 , M.Sabouri2 , Erfan.Sharifi3 Zanjan University, Zanjan, Iran 1,2, Azad university of Miyaneh branch,Iran3 Jalilzadeh@znu.ac.ir1 , M.Sabouri@znu.ac.ir2 e.sharify@gmail.com3Abstract—This paper presents a new and efficient approach proposed decoupled solution methodology for generalfor capacitor placement in radial distribution systems that distribution system. Baran and Wu [6, 7] presented a methoddetermine the optimal locations and size of capacitor with an with mixed integer programming. Sundharajan and Pahwa [8],objective of improving the voltage profile and reduction of proposed the genetic algorithm approach to determine thepower loss. The solution methodology has two parts: in part optimal placement of capacitors based on the mechanism ofone the loss sensitivity factors are used to select the candidate natural selection. In most of the methods mentioned above,locations for the capacitor placement and in part two a newalgorithm that employs Shuffle Frog Leaping Algorithm the capacitors are often assumed as continuous variables.(SFLA) and Particle Swarm Optimization are used to estimate However, the commercially available capacitors are discrete.the optimal size of capacitors at the optimal buses determined Selecting integer capacitor sizes closest to the optimal valuesin part one. The main advantage of the proposed method is found by the continuous variable approach may notthat it does not require any external control parameters. The guarantee an optimal solution [9]. Therefore the optimalother advantage is that it handles the objective function and capacitor placement should be viewed as an integer-the constraints separately, avoiding the trouble to determine programming problem, and discrete capacitors are consideredthe barrier factors. The proposed method is applied to 45-bus in this paper. As a result, the possible solutions will becomeradial distribution systems. a very large number even for a medium-sized distributionIndex Terms—Distribution systems, Capacitor placement, loss system and makes the solution searching process become areduction, Loss sensitivity factors, SFLA, PSO heavy burden. In this paper, Capacitor Placement and Sizing is done by Loss Sensitivity Factors and Shuffled Frog Leaping I. INTRODUCTION Algorithm (SFLA) respectively. The loss sensitivity factor is able to predict which bus will have the biggest loss reduction The loss minimization in distribution systems has assumed when a capacitor is placed. Therefore, these sensitive busesgreater significance recently since the trend towards can serve as candidate locations for the capacitor placement.distribution automation will require the most efficient SFLA is used for estimation of required level of shuntoperating scenario for economic viability variations. Studies capacitive compensation to improve the voltage profile ofhave indicated that as much as 13% of total power generated the system. The proposed method is tested on 45 bus radialis wasted in the form of losses at the distribution level [1]. To distribution systems and results are very promising. Thereduce these losses, shunt capacitor banks are installed on advantages with the shuffled frog leaping algorithm (SFLA)distribution primary feeders. The advantages with the is that it treats the objective function and constraintsaddition of shunt capacitors banks are to improve the power separately, which averts the trouble to determine the barrierfactor, feeder voltage profile, Power loss reduction and factors and makes the increase/decrease of constraintsincreases available capacity of feeders. Therefore it is convenient, and that it does not need any external parametersimportant to find optimal location and sizes of capacitors in such as crossover rate, mutation rate, etc.the system to achieve the above mentioned objectives. The remaining part of the paper is organized as follows:Since, the optimal capacitor placement is a complicated Section II gives the problem formulation; Section IIIcombinatorial optimization problem, many different sensitivity analysis and loss factors; Sections IV gives briefoptimization techniques and algorithms have been proposed description of the shuffled frog leaping algorithm; Section Vin the past. Schmill [2] developed a basic theory of optimal develops the test results and Section VI gives conclusions.capacitor placement. He presented his well known 2/3 rulefor the placement of one capacitor assuming a uniform load II. PROBLEM FORMULATIONand a uniform distribution feeder. Duran et al [3] consideredthe capacitor sizes as discrete variables and employed The real power loss reduction in a distribution system isdynamic programming to solve the problem. Grainger and required for efficient power system operation. The loss in theLee [4] developed a nonlinear programming based method in system can be calculated by equation (1) [10], given thewhich capacitor location and capacity were expressed as system operating condition,continuous variables. Grainger et al [5] formulated the n ncapacitor placement and voltage regulators problem and PL   A ij ( Pi Pj  Qi Q j )  B ij (Qi P j  Pi Q j ) (1) i 01 i 01© 2012 ACEEE 16DOI: 01.IJNS.03.02.72
  2. 2. ACEEE Int. J. on Network Security , Vol. 03, No. 02, April 2012 Rij cos(  i   j ) Aij  Plineloss (2  Qeff [ q]  R [k ]) V iV j  (8) Qeff (V [ q]) 2Where, Rij sin(  i   j ) Bij  ViV j Qlineloss ( 2  Qeff [ q ]  X [ k ])  (9) Qeff (V [ q ]) 2where, Pi and Qi are net real and reactive power injection inbus ‘i’ respectively, Rij is the line resistance between bus ‘i’ Candidate Node Selection using Loss Sensitivity Factors:and ‘j’, Vi and δi are the voltage and angle at bus ‘i’ . The objective of the placement technique is to minimize The Loss Sensitivity Factors ( Plineloss / Qeff ) arethe total real power loss. Mathematically, the objective calculated from the base case load flows and the values arefunction can be written as: arranged in descending order for all the lines of the given system. A vector bus position ‘bpos[i]’ is used to store the Nsc PL   Loss k respective ‘end’ buses of the lines arranged in descendingMinimize: (2) k 1 order of the values ( Plineloss / Qeff ).The descending orderSubject to power balance constraints: of ( Plineloss / Qeff ) elements of “bpos[i]’ vector will decide N N the sequence in which the buses are to be considered for Q Capacitori   QDi  QL (3) compensation. This sequence is purely governed by the i 1 i 1 ( Plineloss / Qeff ) and hence the proposed ‘LossVoltage constraints: V i min  Vi  Vi max (4) Sensitive Coefficient’ factors become very powerful and useful in capacitor allocation or Placement. At these buses of maxCurrent limits: I ij  I ij (5) ‘bpos[i]’ vector, normalized voltage magnitudes are calculated by considering the base case voltage magnitudes given bywhere: Lossk is distribution loss at section k, NSC is total (norm[i]=V[i]/0.95). Now for the buses whose norm[i] valuenumber of sections, PL is the real power loss in the system, is less than 1.01 are considered as the candidate busesPCapacitori is the reactive power generation Capacitor at bus i, requiring the Capacitor Placement. These candidate busesPDi is the power demand at bus i. are stored in ‘rank bus’ vector. It is worth note that the ‘Loss Sensitivity factors’ decide the sequence in which buses are III. SENSITIVITYANALYSIS AND LOSS to be considered for compensation placement and the SENSITIVITY FACTORS ‘norm[i]’ decides whether the buses needs Q-Compensation The candidate nodes for the placement of capacitors are or not. If the voltage at a bus in the sequence list is healthydetermined using the loss sensitivity factors. The estimation (i.e., norm[i]>1.01) such bus needs no compensation and thatof these candidate nodes basically helps in reduction of the bus will not be listed in the ‘rank bus’ vector. The ‘rank bus’search space for the optimization procedure.Consider a vector offers the information about the possible potential ordistribution line with an impedance R+jX and a load of Peff + candidate buses for capacitor placement. The sizing ofjQeff connected between ‘p’ and ‘q’ buses as given below. Capacitors at buses listed in the ‘rank bus’vector is done by using Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm. P R  jX Q IV. OPTIMIZATION METHPDS K th  Line Peff  jQ eff A. Shuffled frog leaping algorithm The SFLA is a meta heuristic optimization method that mimicActive power loss in the kth line is given by, [ I k2 ] * R[ k ] which the memetic evolution of a group of frogs when seeking for thecan be expressed as, location that has the maximum amount of available food. The algorithm contains elements of local search and global 2 2 ( Peff [q]  Qeff [q]) R[k ] information exchange [11]. The SFLA involves a population ofPlineloss [ q]  (6) (V [q]) 2 possible solutions defined by a set of virtual frogs that is partitioned into subsets referred to as memeplexes. Within eachSimilarly the reactive power loss in the kth line is given by memeplex, the individual frog holds ideas that can be influenced 2 2 ( Peff [ q ]  Qeff [ q]) X [k ] by the ideas of other frogs, and the ideas can evolve through a Qlineloss [q ]  (7) (V [ q ]) 2 process of memetic evolution. The SFLA performsWhere, Peff [q] = Total effective active power supplied beyond simultaneously an independent local search in each memeplexthe node ‘q’. using a particle swarm optimization like method. To ensure global Qeff [q] = Total effective reactive power supplied beyond the exploration, after a defined number of memeplex evolution stepsnode ‘q’. (i.e. local search iterations), the virtual frogs are shuffled andNow, both the Loss Sensitivity Factors can be obtained as reorganized into new memeplexes in a technique similar to thatshown below: used in the shuffled complex evolution algorithm. In addition, to provide the opportunity for random generation of improved© 2012 ACEEE 17DOI: 01.IJNS.03.02.72
  3. 3. ACEEE Int. J. on Network Security , Vol. 03, No. 02, April 2012information, random virtual frogs are generated and substituted population of random solutions and searches for optima byin the population if the local search cannot find better solutions. updating generations. However, unlike GA, PSO has noThe local searches and the shuffling processes continue until evolution operators such as crossover and mutation. In PSO,defined convergence criteria are satisfied. The flowchart of the .the potential solutions, called particles, fly through the problemSFLA is illustrated in fig. 1. space by following the current optimum particles. Compared to GA, the advantages of PSO are that PSO is easy to implement and there are few parameters to adjust. PSO has been successfully applied in many areas [14]. The standard PSO algorithm employs a population of particles. The particles fly through the n-dimensional domain space of the function to be optimized. The state of each particle is represented by its position xi = (xi1, xi2, ..., xin ) and velocity vi = (vi1, vi2, ..., vin ), the states of the particles are updated. The three key parameters to PSO are in the velocity update equation (13). First is the momentum component, where the inertial constant w, controls how much the particle remembers its previous velocity [14]. The second component is the cognitive component. Here the acceleration constant C1, controls how much the particle heads toward its personal best position. The third component, referred to as the social component, draws the particle toward swarm’s best ever position; the acceleration constant C2 controls this tendency. The flow chart of the procedure is shown in Fig. 2. During each iteration, each particle is updated by two “best” values. The first one is the position vector of the best solution (fitness) this particle has achieved so far. The fitness value pi = Figure 1. SFLA flow chart (pi1, pi2, ..., pin) is also stored. This position is called pbest. AnotherThe SFL algorithm is described in details as follows. First, an “best” position that is tracked by the particle swarm optimizer isinitial population of N frogs P={X1,X2,...,XN} is created randomly. the best position, obtained so far, by any particle in theFor S-dimensional problems (S variables), the position of a frog population. This best position is the current global best pg =ith in the search space is represented as Xi=(x1,x2,…,xis) T. (pg1, pg2, ..., pgn) and is called gbest. At each time step, after Afterwards, the frogs are sorted in a descending order finding the two best values, the particle updates its velocity andaccording to their fitness. Then, the entire population is divided position according to (13) and (14).into m memeplexes, each containing n frogs (i.e. N=m  n), insuch a way that the first frog goes to the first memeplex, the vik 1  wv ik  c1r1 ( pbseti  xik )  c 2 r2 ( gbset k  xik ) (13)second frog goes to the second memeplex, the mth frog goes tothe mth memeplex, and the (m+1) th frog goes back to the first xik 1  xik  vik 1 (14)memeplex, etc. Let Mk is the set of frogs in the Kth memeplex, thisdividing process can be described by the following expression: M k  { X k m ( l 1)  P | 1  k  n}, (1  k  m). (10)Within each memeplex, the frogs with the best and the worstfitness are identified as Xb and Xw, respectively. Also, the frogwith the global best fitness is identified as Xg. During memeplexevolution, the worst frog Xw leaps toward the best frog Xb.According to the original frog leaping rule, the position of theworst frog is updated as follows: D  r.( X b  X w ) (11) X w (new)  X w  D, (|| D || Dmax), (12)Where r is a random number between 0 and 1; and Dmax is themaximum allowed change of frog’s position in one jump.B. Particle swarm optimization algorithm PSO is a population based stochastic optimizationtechnique developed by Eberhart and Kennedy in 1995 [12-13]. The PSO algorithm is inspired by social behavior of birdflocking or fish schooling. The system is initialized with a Figure 2. PSO flow chart© 2012 ACEEE 18DOI: 01.IJNS.03.02.72
  4. 4. ACEEE Int. J. on Network Security , Vol. 03, No. 02, April 2012 V. SIMULATION RESULTS The proposed algorithms applied to the IEEE 45 bussystem. This system has 44 sections with 16.97562MW and7.371194MVar total load as shown in Figure 2. The originaltotal real power loss and reactive power loss in the systemare 2.05809MW and 4.6219MVR, respectively.Fig. 4 shows the convergence of proposed SFL and PSOalgorithms for different number of capacitors. It is observedthat the variation of the fitness during both algorithms runfor the best case and shows the swarm of optimal variables.The improvement of voltage profile before and after thecapacitors installation and they’re optimal placement is shownin Figure 5. According to tables 1- 4 it is observed that theratio of losses reduction percentage to the total capacity ofcapacitors which is one of the capacitors economicalindicators. Also by comparing the voltage profile curves inthe four cases with the curve before capacitors installation, itis observed that the voltage profile in the four cases isimproved. Figure 4. Convergence of the optimization of algorithms. (a). With 1 capacitor, (b). With 2 capacitors, (c). With 3 capacitors, (d). With 4 capacitors Figure 3. The IEEE 45 bus radial distribution system Figure 5. Bus voltage before and after capacitor Installation with SFL and PSO algorithms VI. CONCLUSION In this paper, the shuffled frog leaping (SFL) algorithm and particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm for optimal placement of multi-capacitors is efficiently minimizing the total real power loss satisfying transmission line limits and constraints. With comparing results and application of the two algorithms we should say that as it is observed the acquired voltage profile of the result of SFL algorithm is better than PSO algorithm. However the main superiority of this algorithm is in acquiring the best amount. Because SFL algorithm find the correct answer in the first repeating that are done to be sure of finding the best correct answer and the probability of capturing in the local incorrecting answers is very low. Also it is worthy or mentions that the time of performing this algorithm is faster. Finally we can say that SFL as compared with PSO is more efficient in this case.© 2012 ACEEE 19DOI: 01.IJNS.03.02.72
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