Date Added: Aug 2012
This paper presents an Interior Point Method (IPM) and variant of Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimization (APSO) based hybrid method to solve optimal power flow in power system incorporating Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) such as Thyristor Controlled Phase Shifter (TCPS) for minimization of multiple objectives. The proposed IPM-APSO algorithm identifies the optimal values of generator active-power output and the adjustment of reactive power control devices. The proposed optimization process with IPM-APSO is presented with case study example using IEEE 30-bus test system to demonstrate its applicability. The results are presented to show the feasibility and potential of this new approach.