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A New Method for Optimal Harmonic Meter Placement

A. Ketabi and S.A. Hosseini


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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 11, 2008, 1499-1505


Submitted On: 5 March 2008 Published On: 30 November 2008

How to Cite: Ketabi, A. & Hosseini, S. (2008). A New Method for Optimal Harmonic Meter Placement. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(11), 1499-1505.

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  • Harmonic state estimation (HSE)
  • singular value decomposition
  • optimal meter placement
  • binary Genetic algorithm (BGA)