Abstract: In the modern market of power system, obtaining an optimal placement and setting up the FACTS devices epitomizes an onerous optimization problem. This is due to its cogent objective function along with multimodal nature. This study presents a solution methodology for optimal placement of Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC) and Static VAR Compensator (SVC) as FACTS devices in transmission system. This multi objective function is solved by employing a hybrid Fruit Fly Firefly Algorithm (FFFA) based optimization technique. The proposed model is demonstrated using IEEE30 bus system and the results obtained are validated by comparing the obtained result with existing optimization approaches. The results indicate that the proposed algorithm is capable of finding best location for placing TCSC and SVC.
Naraina Avudayyappan and S.N. Deepa, 2016. Optimal Location of TCSC and SVC using Hybrid Fruit Fly Firefly Optimization Algorithm in Transmission System. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 15: 2863-2872.