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APPLICATION OF FACTS TECHNOLOGY TO POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION IN THE NIGERIAN 330kV NETWORK USING GENETIC ALGORITHM

J. M ALOH, U. C OGBUEFI, V. C MADUEME

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ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU ALIKE IKWO, EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA
:10.22362/ijcert/2017/v4/i11/xxxx [UNDER PROCESS]


Abstract
This paper focused on Fault current limitation in the Nigerian 330kV Power Network. The strategy adopted is the use of a genetic algorithm to optimize the proportional integral (PI) control parameters of the Unified Power Flow Controllers (UPFC). Also, the SIMULINK model of the Nigerian 330kV system was developed. Then, the result from the simulation carried out proved the versatility of UPFC on fault current limitation in the power system when the PI parameter is optimized using genetic algorithm. This indicates that the UPFC achieved an effective average of 59.23% fault current limitation. The result is shown to have high impact for protection of critical assets within the power system such as circuit breakers. At a fault impedance of 0.0001Ω, the UPFC provided a 45.81% protection margin for the type of high voltage circuit breakers used in the 330kV system.


Citation
J. M ALOH,U. C OGBUEFI and V. C MADUEME (2017). APPLICATION OF FACTS TECHNOLOGY TO POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION IN THE NIGERIAN 330kV NETWORK USING GENETIC ALGORITHM. International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends, 4(11), 500-513. Retrieved from http://ijcert.org/ems/ijcert_papers/V4I1107.pdf


Keywords : Fault Current Limitation, Genetic Algorithm, Protection, Unified Power Flow Controller and Proportional Integral.

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