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Title: Voronoi Diagram Based Optimization of Dynamic Reactive Power Sources

Dynamic var sources can effectively mitigate fault-induced delayed voltage recovery (FIDVR) issues or even voltage collapse. This paper proposes a new approach to optimization of the sizes of dynamic var sources at candidate locations by a Voronoi diagram based algorithm. It first disperses sample points of potential solutions in a searching space, evaluates a cost function at each point by barycentric interpolation for the subspaces around the point, and then constructs a Voronoi diagram about cost function values over the entire space. Accordingly, the final optimal solution can be obtained. Case studies on the WSCC 9-bus system and NPCC 140-bus system have validated that the new approach can quickly identify the boundary of feasible solutions in searching space and converge to the global optimal solution.
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  1. University of Tennessee (UT)
  2. ORNL
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Conference: 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 20150726, 20150730
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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United States