Application of Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm in Power Flow Studies
Artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is one of the important artificial techniques in solving general-purpose optimization problems. This paper presents the application of ABC in computing the power flow solution of an electric power system. The objective function to be minimized is the active and reactive power mismatch at each bus. The proposed algorithm has been applied on typical power systems. The results obtained are compared with those obtained by the conventional method. The results obtained reveal that the ABC algorithm is very effective for solving the power flow problem in the maximum loadability region.
Index Terms: Artificial Bee Colony, Maximum Loadability, Power Flow, Swarm Artificial Technique
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