Artificial Neural Network Approach for Solving Power Flow Problem: A Case Study of Ayede 132 KV Power System, Nigeria
The main objective of this research work was to use Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based method for solving Power Flow Problem for a power system in Nigeria. This was achieved using the Backpropagation (multilayered feed-forward) Neural Network model. Two Backpropagation neural networks were designed and trained; one for computing voltage magnitudes on all buses and the other for computing voltage phase angles on all PV and PQ buses for different load and generation conditions for a 7-bus 132 kV power system in South-West Nigeria (Ayede). Due to unavailability of historical field records, data representing different scenarios of loading and/or generation conditions had to be generated using Newton-Raphson non-linear iterative method. A total of 250 scenarios were generated out of which 50% were used to train the ANNs, 25% were used for validation and the remaining 25% were used as test data for the ANNs. The test data results showed very high accuracy for the ANN used for computing voltage magnitudes for all test data with a Mean Square Error (MSE) of less than 10-6. Also, the ANN used for computing voltage phase angles showed very high accuracy in about 80% of the test data and acceptable results in about 97% of the test data. The MSE for all the test data results for the ANN computing voltage phase angles was less than 10-2.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode
P.B. Osofisan and J.O. Ilevbare, "Artificial Neural Network Approach for Solving Power Flow Problem: A Case Study of Ayede 132 KV Power System, Nigeria", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 367, pp. 133-141, 2012