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Combined heat and power economic dispatch problem using the invasive weed optimization algorithm
Published in Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Pages: 25 - 30

Cogeneration units which produce both heat and electric power are found in many process industries. These industries also consume heat directly in addition to electricity. The cogeneration units operate only within a feasible zone. Each point within the feasible zone consists of a specific value of heat and electric power. These units are used along with other units which produce either heat or power exclusively. Hence the economic dispatch problem for these plants optimizing the fuel cost is quite complex and several classical and meta-heuristic algorithms have been proposed earlier. This paper applies the invasive weed optimization algorithm which is inspired by the ecological process of weed colonization and distribution. The results obtained have been compared with those obtained by other methods earlier and showed a marked improvement over earlier ones. © 2013 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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