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Power System Restoration, Reconfiguration and Optimization Using Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Programmable Device Circuits and Systems

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Computer Science

Year : 2011

Abstract : The paper mainly aims at optimizing, restoring and reconfiguring the faulty area in a distribution network by locating and isolating the faulty block. Restoration involves changing the switch status to maximize the supply to loads that are left unsupplied after fault removal, after that system optimization is done using reconfiguration. In the proposed system restoration and reconfiguration process is achieved in 16 bus system and simultaneously load flow analysis is performed before and after the fault and the same is verified in MATLAB. Optimization using BPSO is done in order to get the most stable configuration for restoration process by minimizing the LBI (load balancing index). FPGA is used to generate the pulses in order to control the switch status and finally the results are verified and compared with the FPGA hardware kit.

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