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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Artificial Intelligence Techniques For Optimum Allocation of Generating Units

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Chinmaya Ranjan Pradhan, Soumya Ranjita Nayak



Index Terms— Economic Load Dispatch, Fuel Cost, Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Quadratic Programming



Abstract- Economic load dispatch (ELD) is a sub problem of the optimal power flow (OPF) having the objective of fuel cost minimization. The fuel cost equation of a thermal plant is generally expressed as continuous quadratic equation. In real situations the fuel cost equations can be discontinuous. Recent advancements in artificial intelligence especially in evolutionary algorithms have enabled much efficient way to solve the constrained optimization problems in various fields of engineering. In this paper we applied Particle Swarm optimization (PSO) technique to a 3-generator test system having continuous fuel cost equations. Results are compared to conventional quadratic programming method to show the superiority of the proposed computational intelligence technique.



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