Artificial neural networks for solving the power flow problem in electric power systems

Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Maranhão, Campus do Bacanga, 65085-580 Sao Luis, MA, Brazil
Electric Power Systems Research (Impact Factor: 1.69). 01/2002; DOI: 10.1016/S0378-7796(02)00030-5

ABSTRACT In this paper, the use of artificial neural networks (ANN) is proposed for solving the well known power flow (PF) problem of electric power systems (EPS). PF evaluates the steady state of EPS and is a fundamental tool for planning, operation and control of modern power systems. The mathematical model of the PF comprises a set of non-linear algebraic equations conventionally solved with the Newton-Raphson method or its decoupled versions. In order to take advantage of the superior speed of ANN over conventional PF methods, multilayer perceptrons neural networks trained with the second order Levenberg–Marquardt method have been used for computing voltages magnitudes and angles of the PF problem. The proposed ANN methodology has been successfully tested using the IEEE-30 bus system.

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