A Decomposition Approach for Combined Heuristic and Differential Evolution Method for the Reactive Power Problem

  • B. Bhattacharyya
  • S. K. Goswami
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4815)


The author in the present paper has attempted a variable decomposition approach. All the variables of the reactive power planning optimization do not involve cost. Those involving costs are treated as planning variables and the variables having no cost involvement are treated separately as the dispatch variables. Solution approaches are also designed separately for the two types of variables and a mixed heuristic and evolutionary strategy has been developed. As the number of variables in the evolutionary technique thus decreases, the solution becomes faster.


Heuristics Evolutionary techniques Planning Dispatch 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bhattacharyya
    • 1
  • S. K. Goswami
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical Engineering, NIT, Durgapur 713209India
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032India

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