Multiobjective coordinated power voltage control using jumping genes paradigm

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4075-4084
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008


A new jumping genes paradigm in the format of hierarchical genetic algorithm is proposed for optimizing the power voltage control systems. The advantage of this scheme is its unique capacity for finding the required solutions that can be used for stabilizing the progressive voltage drop or even voltage collapse of a power system. Because of the multiobjective classification, all these solutions could therefore form a landscape of control pattern which is aptly applicable to the control purpose of the coordinated voltage control system. The application of the proposed paradigm is verified upon the New England 39-bus power system. A tradeoff between the recovery time and the quality of voltage control exists and largely depends upon the number of steps for control actions. © 2008 IEEE.

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  • Genetic algorithms (GAs), Hierarchical genetic algorithm (HGA), Jumping genes (JG), Voltage control, Voltage instability