The Optimal Location of Interline Power Flow Controller in the Transmission Lines for Reduction Losses using the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm

  • Mehrdad Ahmadi Kamarposhti Department of Electrical Engineering, Jouybar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jouybar, Iran
Keywords: Interline power flow Controller (IPFC), Particle swarm optimization (PSO), transmission lines, power system.


Interline power flow controller (IPFC) is a concept of AC flexible control of the transmission system (FACTS), with the ability to series compensation and power flow management in multi lines of a post power. Out of all FACTS devices interline power flow converter (IPFC) is considered to be most flexible, powerful and versatile. IPFC has the capability of compensating multi-transmission line. The proper placement of interline power flow controller (IPFC) can improve the transmission line congestion problem to a great extent. This paper proposed, the optimal location of the IPFC in electrical power systems, using the particle swarm optimization algorithm. Expression of sample figure and analysis of the sample system shows that IPFC is effective to minimize the power losses in the power system.


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How to Cite
Ahmadi Kamarposhti, M. (2018). The Optimal Location of Interline Power Flow Controller in the Transmission Lines for Reduction Losses using the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 12(2). Retrieved from