Use of Genetic Algorithm on Optimal Power Flow: An Illustration of Transmission Line Loss Minimization

  • Bishal Lamichhane Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
  • Mahesh Chandra Luintel Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
Keywords: Optimal Power Flow;, Integrated Nepal Power System

Abstract

This paper presents the usefulness and effectiveness of Genetic Algorithm on solving Optimal Power Flow (OPF) problem formulation of a real world power system. Optimization is a broad concept that is generally directly or indirectly related to cost factor. In this case, transmission lines loss minimization is presented as the objective of optimization problem formulation keeping all other technical factors and parameters under operating constraints. Results of this study, presented in the Integrated Nepal Power System (INPS) transmission line network show that the Genetic Algorithm is effective method to optimize the power flow via assigned objective of transmission loss minimization in much quicker and effective way when compared to conventional Newton-Rapshon method.

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Author Biographies

Bishal Lamichhane, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Bishal Lamichhane is interdisciplinary Engineer having completed his M.Sc. Engineering degree in Energy Systems Planning & Management in 2016and Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014 from Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. At present, he is involved in various independent Electro-Mechanical design works and continuing his research work in his field of interest of Energy System Engineering, Power Electronics, Power System Stability, etc.

Mahesh Chandra Luintel, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Mahesh Chandra Luintel is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering. He has received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering degree from Tribhuvan University in 1999 AD and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2009 AD. He has completed a successful tenure (2010-2012 AD) as assistant campus chief, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He has served as a deputy director at Center for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. His research interests lie in the area of Finite Element Methods, Mechanical Vibrations, Simulations and Modeling, etc.

Published
2018-12-14
How to Cite
Lamichhane, B., & Luintel, M. (2018). Use of Genetic Algorithm on Optimal Power Flow: An Illustration of Transmission Line Loss Minimization. Kathford Journal of Engineering and Management, 1(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.3126/kjem.v1i1.22012
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