A New Improved Particle Swarm Optimization Technique for Reactive Power Compensation of Distribution Feeders

  • Kamal K. Mandal
  • D. Jana
  • B. Tudu
  • B. Bhattachary
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 199)


Optimal reactive power compensation is one of the fundamental issues in the operation of power systems. This paper presents a new improved particle swarm optimization technique called black-hole particle swarm optimization (BHPSO) for optimal reactive power compensation of distribution feeders to avoid premature convergence. The performance of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated on a sample test system. The results obtained by the proposed methods are compared with other methods. The results show that the proposed technique is capable of producing comparable results.


Reactive Power Compensation Black-hole Particle Swarm Optimization (BHPSO) Power Loss Voltage Profile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamal K. Mandal
    • 1
  • D. Jana
    • 2
  • B. Tudu
    • 1
  • B. Bhattachary
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Power EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical EngineeringCamellia Institute of EngineeringKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Dept. of Electrical EngineeringTechno IndiaKolkataIndia

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