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A New Approach for Minimizing Power Losses and Improving Voltage Profile

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2 Author(s)
J. Qiu ; Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL 60616 ; S. M. Shahidehpour

This paper presents a new method for minimizing transmission line losses and improving voltage profile in a given system by adjusting control variables, i.e., tap position of transformers and reactive power injection of VAR sources. Transmission losses are considered as a function of voltage increments. The control variables and voltage increments are related by a modified Jacobian matrix. Linear Programming (LP) is used to calculate the voltage increments which minimize the transmission losses, and the adjustments of control variables are obtained by a modified Jacobian matrix. Since this method does not need any matrix inversion, it will save computational time and memory space.

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IEEE Transactions on Power Systems  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 2 )