Development of Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Efficient Allocation of Power Flow Control Devices
The American electric grids are facing increasing issues, from the now yearly phenomenon of wildfires caused by fallen PG&E lines in California to the weeks-long outages in Texas in early 2021. While some of these issues are attributable to unexpected weather conditions, other issues such as congestion occur as supply and demand grow. Transmission congestion is a major issue in U.S. power grids. While there have been significant investments in congestion reduction (around US$40 billion in 2018), the congestion costs are still measured in the billions of dollars each year (US DOE, 2020). As a way of mitigating the problem, variable-impedance series flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) can help provide effective power flow control as part of smart transmission systems (Li, et al., 2010). FACTS devices can thus help improve the utilization of an existing network and provide a more reliable and sustainable power delivery network (Gotham & Heydt, 1998).
Electrical engineering|Computer science|Sustainability
Castillo Fatule, Eduardo José, "Development of Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Efficient Allocation of Power Flow Control Devices" (2023). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI30639891.