Differential Evolution Algorithm for Coordination of SVC Modules in MV Distribution Systems
Ghareeb Moustafa

Ghareeb Moustafa, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

Manuscript received on 12 July 2023 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 July 2023 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 August 2023 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2023 | PP: 1-6 | Volume-12 Issue-6, August 2023 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.F42550812623 | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F4255.0812623

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Abstract: This paper proposes a new strategy based on the differential evolution algorithm to optimize the performance of distribution networks through the optimal coordination of Static VAR Compensator modules (SVCs). Installation costs minimization and savings maximization due to reducing power losses are merged in one multi-objective function. In order to investigate the influences of varying loading conditions, various regular loadings are further combined. This framework implemented on a 37-bus real feeder connected to the Egyptian Unified Network (EUN). The findings of the simulation reveal evident technical and economical characteristics of the proposed algorithm. The reactive power compensation using SVCs based on the pro-posed scheme leads to major quality improvements of the entire nodes’ voltage with variations of loads. Especially, in light loading condition, the SVCs control their performance characteristics according to the reactive power demands in the adjacent nodes.

Keywords: Differential Evolution, Coordination of SVC Modules, Distribution Systems.
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology