### Optimal Location of Thyristor-Controlled Series Compensator for Optimal Power Flows

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This paper focuses on the developing and applying an optimization method to determine what would be the optimal configuration of the TCSC controller (Thyristor-Controlled Series Capacitor) into the grid for a stationary operating regime. The ultimate purpose is to evaluate and compare the cost values of the electrical power system with and without TCSC controller. Four strategies for optimal placement of the TCSC in the transmission line are presented and discussed. We use a Newton-Raphson algorithm as an optimized method. The effectiveness of the algorithms has been demonstrated by a numerical examples applied to an IEEE test grid with 26 buses. *Copyright © 2013 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.*

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