Multi-variable single-objective optimal power flow of IEEE-14 bus system using artificial bee colony algorithms

Author(s): Mohd H. S. Alrashdan a, Abed-Al-Rahman M.S Al-sharqi b, Wael H AL-Sawalmeh c, Mohammad Ibrahim Alsharari d, Haitham A. M. Alashaa'ry e
aDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma’an, Jordan.
bPower Engineering Department, Hijjawi Faculty, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.
cDepartment of Communication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma’an, Jordan.
dDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma’an, Jordan.
eDepartment of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma’an, Jordan.
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 9, no. 6, November 2020: pp. 958-966
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.9.6.958-966

Abstract: Artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is one of the most nature-inspired algorithms used to solve optimization problems in different engineering fields, such as optimal power flow (OPF) used in power distribution systems. In this paper, ABC algorithms along with MATLAB software are used to optimize IEEE-14 bus distribution systems. Three main objectives are considered including reduction of fuel cost, reduction of power losses and reduction of voltage deviations in IEEE-14 bus system that are merged into one objective function and optimized for the whole system. The ABC algorithm objective function of 8271.59457, results in fuel cost of 8104.84 ($/h), power losses of 7.90741 (MW) and voltage deviation of 0.06278 (p. u.). These results help decision makers and operators of this kind of power distribution systems to operate in the best possible way with improved efficiency.

Keywords: IEEE-14 Bus System; Optimal Power Flow; Artificial Bee Colony; Fuel Cost; Power Losses; Voltage Deviations
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