Masters Theses


Determining the optimal placement of FACTS devices using genetic algorithms and enumeration techniques


"During stressed conditions, transmission line outages in power systems may cause severe overloading of certain corridors in the power system network. If the power flow on these corridors is not reduced, then line outages may lead to cascading failures and blackouts. One method of reducing power flow on particular lines is to reroute a portion of the power onto adjacent lines. This can be accomplished by the use of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) devices. These devices can control active and reactive powers by injecting voltages and/or currents into the transmission line, thereby varying the network parameters that power flows depend on. FACTS devices, however, are very expensive, hence finding the optimal (fewest) number and location of plaement of these devices becomes essential for the economic operation of the power system. This thesis studies the reduction of total overloads in the system for all possible contingencies."--Abstract, page iii.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2004


x, 76 pages


© 2004 Jyothirmai Chittyreddy, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Flexible AC transmission systems
Electric power distribution

Thesis Number

T 8442

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