A Solution to Optimal Power Flow Problem using Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm Incorporating FACTS Device
In this paper, the authors present an intelligent foraging behavior based optimization approach i.e. Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm for achieving the Optimal Power Flow (OPF) problem solution incorporating the Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) device which is Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC). The SSSC consists of a solid-state voltage source converter with Gate Turn Off (GTO) device, a dc link capacitor, a magnetic circuit and a controller. The injected voltage is in quadrature with the line current and emulates an inductive or a capacitive reactance so as to influence the power flow in the transmission lines.