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“Transmission Expansion Planning Based on Tabu Search Algorithm”

Al-Hamouz, Z. (2003) “Transmission Expansion Planning Based on Tabu Search Algorithm”. In: Power and Energy Systems EuroPES, Marbella, Spain. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper presents a new approach for formulating and solving the transmission expansion planning (TEP) problem. The main improvement is in introducing the corona power loss in the objective function and operating constraints. Introducing this new term reveals a nonlinear objective function which is solved by the genetic algorithms technique (GA). The corona power loss term has been tried for a practical number of sub-conductors (1, 2, 3, and 4) and practical sub-conductor radii. In order to test and justify this new formulation, it has been applied to Garver's 6-bus test sytem The outcome of the expansion process is the optimal scenario which defines the number of lines to be added. For each added line, the number and radii of sub conductors, phase spacing, height, and bundle radius are also generated as a result of the expansion process. When compared to previously reported TEP attempts, simulation results show a reduction in the total cost of the expanded network



Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date:September 2003
Subjects:Electrical
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Electrical Engineering Dept
Creators:Al-Hamouz, Z.
Email:zhamouz@kfupm.edu.sa
ID Code:1276
Deposited By:AYHAM ZAZA
Deposited On:17 May 2008 08:36
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:08

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