Particle swarm optimization and Taguchi algorithm-based power system stabilizer-effect of light loading condition

Kumara Kalegowda, Amruthur Doreswamy Iyengar Srinivasan, Nagaraj Chinnamadha


A robust design of particle swarm optimization (PSO) and Taguchi algorithm-based power system stabilizer (PSS) is presented in this paper. It incorporates a novel concept in which Taguchi and PSO techniques are integrated for stabilization of single machine infinite bus (SMIB). The system tolerates uncertainty and imprecision to a maximum extent. The proposed controller's effectiveness is proved through experiments covering light load condition using MATLAB/Simulink platform. The performance of the system is compared without PSS and with a conventional PSS. The settling time of the optimal PSS is decreased by more than 75% to conventional PSS. The study reveals that the proposed hybrid controller offers enhanced performance with respect to settling time as well as peak overshoot of the system.


Particle swarm optimization; Power system stabilizer; Single machine infinite bus; Taguchi

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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