Indexed on: 20 Mar '16Published on: 14 Mar '16Published in: International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management
In this paper, we applied a Hybrid Big Bang–Big Crunch optimization technique for solving the different types of economic load dispatch (ELD) problems in power systems. Many nonlinear characteristics of the generator, such as ramp rate limits, prohibited operating zone, and non-smooth cost functions are considered using the proposed method in practical generator operation. The proposed method is tested on three different systems (six-unit system considering losses, 15 units: ED considering transmission loss, large system: 40 generating units with valve-point loading effects). Furthermore, results are compared with other optimization approaches proposed in the recent literature, showing the feasibility of this technique to highly nonlinear and different ELD problem.