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Application of the invasive weed optimization algorithm to economic dispatch problems
Published in Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Pages: 255 - 259

In this paper the invasive weed optimization algorithm has been applied to a variety of economic dispatch (ED) problems. The ED problem is concerned with minimizing the fuel cost by optimally loading the electrical generators which are committed to supply a given demand. Some involve prohibited operating zones, transmission losses and valve point loading. In general, they are non-linear non-convex optimization problems which cannot be directly solved by conventional methods. In this work the invasive weed algorithm, a meta-heuristic method inspired by the proliferation of weeds, has been applied to four numerical examples and has resulted in promising solutions compared to published results. © 2012 Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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JournalData powered by TypesetFrontiers in Energy
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
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