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Minimizing Transmission Line Power Losses in Port Harcourt, Southern Nigeria: An Optimization-Based Approach

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1109268, PP. 1-12

Subject Areas: Electric Engineering

Keywords: Power Losses, Transmission Network, Optimization

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In Nigeria, frequent power outages can be attributed to under frequency, low power factor, overcurrent, overvoltage, and under voltage causes. Improving the quality of electric power supply means improving voltage transients and frequency instability. This epileptic power source could be improved estimating the following parameters: Line losses, the phase values of the voltages at load buses, the real and reactive power of slack buses; optimizing these values to determine active power loss reduction in the buses, and designing the model using a workable optimization technique. When compared to proportional integral, proportional integral, proportional integral derivative (PID), and other traditional techniques, the result of the optimization technique is approximately 67% better.

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Ngang, N. B. , Onah, F. I. , Amana, A. L. and Nzeako, A. N. (2022). Minimizing Transmission Line Power Losses in Port Harcourt, Southern Nigeria: An Optimization-Based Approach. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e9268. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1109268.

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