Optimal sizing and placement of Static and Dynamic VAR devices through Imperialist Competitive Algorithm for minimization of Transmission Power Loss

Abstract— This paper presents the applications of static and dynamic VAR sources for Transmission Power Loss (TPL) minimization using Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA). Static VAR sources consists of switchable shunt capacitors whereas, the dynamic VAR sources are flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) devices. A novel approach of simultaneous… CONTINUE READING