This paper proposes a hybrid firefly algorithm (HFA) to assist in decision-making for reactor arrangement in underground cable transmission systems. The HFA method is proposed based on the analysis of phototaxis behavior of fireflies, and enables solving the optimization problem effectively. In this study, by formulating high relationships among connected reactors, sheath loss, and induced voltage, the HFA method is employed to determine the appropriate reactor placement in an underground transmission systems. Through the tests made on different transmission lines along with the results compared to other methods, the proposed approach provides satisfactory decision support for reactor placement and serves as a beneficial reference for underground transmission planning and design.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering