Application of particle swarm optimisation in solving emission constrained economic dispatch

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Production of electricity has long been equated with emission of hazardous greenhouse gases and pollutants. One of the ways to reduce this negative impact is via emission constrained economic dispatch (ECED). The ECED is aimed to simultaneously minimize the total cost of generation and the total emission level. In order to overcome the limitations of the widely-used conventional method (CM) such as lack of flexibility and accuracy and the probability of achieving only local minima, meta-heuristic optimisers are gaining popularity. The paper presents the formulation of the ECED problem and proposes the use of Particle Swarm Optimizer (PSO) as a better alternative to the CM. The effectiveness of using PSO to solve the ECED problem as compared to CM is demonstrated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012029
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013
Event26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Aug 201223 Aug 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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