• Dr.K. Lenin Professor, Department of EEE, Prasad V.Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Kanuru, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh -520007, India



Optimal Reactive Power, Transmission Loss, Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm, Genetic Algorithms, Crossover Operator, Particle Swarm Optimization

Abstract [English]

In this paper, Enhanced Artificial Bee Colony (EABC) algorithm is proposed for solving optimal reactive power problem. The projected method assimilates crossover operation from Genetic Algorithm (GA) with artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm. The EABC strengthens the exploitation phase of ABC as crossover enhances exploration of search space.  Projected EABC algorithm has been tested on has been tested on standard IEEE 118 & practical 191 bus test systems and simulation results show clearly about the premium performance of the proposed algorithm in reducing the real power loss.


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