Voltage and Reactive Power Distribution Factors Calculated by Genetic Algorithms Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents improved voltage and reactive power distribution factors, calculated by genetic algorithms. Deficiencies of the traditional sensitivity based linear methods are first overcome by constructing a bounded optimization procedure between the reactive power flows and the voltage magnitudes. This optimization problem is later solved by using genetic algorithms. The accuracy of the calculated post-outage voltage magnitudes and reactive power flows was tested on IEEE 14-Bus and IEEE 57-bus test systems.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ozdemir, A., Lim, J. Y., & Singh, C.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • January 2002