Squirrel Search Algorithm for Solving Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch Problem with FACTS Device
M. Balasubbareddy1, Divyanshi Dwivedi2

1M Balasubbareddy*, Dept. of EEE, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
2Divyanshi Dwivedi, Dept. of EEE, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
Manuscript received on December 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 24, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 854-858 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C8577019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C8577.019320
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Abstract: In this paper, a novel algorithm which is being inspired by the natural foraging phenomenon of squirrel, called as Squirrel SSA for solving optimal reactive power dispatch (ORPD) problem of power system, in which FACTS device namely, UPFC is incorporated. Power Injection Modeling (PIM) and Current Injection Modeling (CIM) of UPFC are considered, both are compared for determining the best modeling technique of UPFC which can be incorporated in power system. The performance and possibility of the proposed algorithm are validated on IEEE 30-bus power system. Results obtained are compared with the other recent algorithms to show the superiority of SSA. 
Keywords: Squirrel Search Algorithm (SSA), ORPD problem, UPFC, Generation fuel cost, Transmission line Losses.
Scope of the Article:  Algorithm Engineering