American Journal of Applied Sciences

Application of the Ant Colony Search Algorithm to Reactive Power Pricing in an Open Electricity Market

A. Ketabi and A. Ali Babaee

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2009.956.963

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 5

Pages 956-963

Abstract

Developing an accurate and feasible method for reactive power pricing is important in the electricity market. In conventional optimal power flow models the production cost of reactive power was ignored. In this study, the production cost of reactive power was comprised into the objective function of the OPF problem. Then, using ant colony search algorithm, the optimal problem was solved. The IEEE 14-bus system has been used for application of the method. The results from several study cases show clearly the effects of various factors on reactive power price.

Copyright

© 2009 A. Ketabi and A. Ali Babaee. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.