Reduction of Power Losses in the Distribution System by Controlling Tap Changing Transformer using the PSO Algorithm

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M. Rama Prasad Reddy
Isukapalli Kranthi Kumar
A. Senthilkumar
Rudresha S J
N. Madhu Sudhan Reddy


Energy is an essential commodity for everyone, with electrical energy being the most preferred form. Unfortunately, non-renewable energy resources are gradually depleting, and renewable energy sources take several years to establish. To mitigate this problem, technology has shifted from non-renewable energy sources to electrical devices and machines, including household appliances like washing machines and air conditioners. However, the generation of electricity is still inadequate to meet the growing demand. This leads to two critical issues: Excessive power loss and inadequate voltage stability, making it difficult for power distribution companies to ensure a consistent and reliable power supply. The objective of this study is to tackle the issue of reduction and minimization of power dissipation By employing the PSO technique, adjusting the transformer tap settings. The proposed approach uses the 14-bus system as a reference and calculates losses for this system using the backward-forward sweeping technique.

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Reddy, M. R. P. ., Kumar, I. K. ., Senthilkumar, A. ., S J, R. ., & Reddy, N. M. S. . (2023). Reduction of Power Losses in the Distribution System by Controlling Tap Changing Transformer using the PSO Algorithm. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, 11(7s), 269–274.


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