A-star algorithm based on admissible searching for strategically placing PMU considering redundancy and cost/benefit analysis

Rohit Babu, Biplab Bhattacharyya


This research examines an admissible search algorithm-dependent A-star strategy and takes into account redundancy and cost/benefit analysis under normal operating conditions. The goal is to allocate a phasor measurement unit (PMU) for maximal observability of the interconnected power network. To determine the fewest number of PMU required to make the connected power network totally observable using redundancy analysis, the A-star approach is utilized. The redundancy analysis of the power network is carried out in order to determine the appropriate PMU placement, which results in the acquisition of total power network observability and reliability. To put the suggested technique through its paces, it has been tested on IEEE-standard test systems such as IEEE-14 bus, IEEE-30 bus, New England-39 bus, IEEE-57 bus, and IEEE-118 bus. The results obtained using the suggested methodology are compared to those obtained through standard literature research. The experimental findings of the suggested method revealed the resilience and accuracy of the A-star algorithm as well as its effectiveness in achieving maximum observability of the connected power network.

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijape.v11.i2.pp165-178


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International Journal of Applied Power Engineering (IJAPE)
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