American Journal of Applied Sciences

A New Method for Optimal Harmonic Meter Placement

A. Ketabi and S.A. Hosseini

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1499.1505

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 11

Pages 1499-1505


In this research, a new method based on Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) is proposed to solve the problem of optimal placement of meters for static estimation of harmonic sources in a power system. Also, the Binary Genetic Algorithm (BGA) is used to solve the problem of optimization. IEEE 14-bus test system is provided to validate the measurement placement algorithm. It has been observed that the quality of estimation is improved and the Number of Observable Variable (NOV) is increased. Moreover, the BGA-based meter placement strategy yields the same solution as obtained from the complete enumeration technique but in shorter time.


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