Antlion optimization algorithm for optimal non-smooth economic load dispatch

Thanh Pham Van, Vaclav Snasel, Thang Trung Nguyen
2020 International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)  
This paper presents applications of Antlion optimization algorithm (ALO) for handling optimal economic load dispatch (OELD) problems. Electricity generation cost minimization by controlling power output of all available generating units is a major goal of the problem. ALO is a metaheuristic algorithm based on the hunting process of Antlions. The effect of ALO is investigated by solving a 10-unit system. Each studied case has different objective function and complex level of restraints. Three
more » ... estraints. Three test cases are employed and arranged according to the complex level in which the first one only considers multi fuel sources while the second case is more complicated by taking valve point loading effects into account. And, the third case is the highest challenge to ALO since the valve effects together with ramp rate limits, prohibited operating zones and spinning reserve constraints are taken into consideration. The comparisons of the result obtained by ALO and other ones indicate the ALO algorithm is more potential than most methods on the solution, the stabilization, and the convergence velocity. Therefore, the ALO method is an effective and promising tool for systems with multi fuel sources and considering complicated constraints.
doi:10.11591/ijece.v10i2.pp1187-1199 fatcat:tsp6jipzrzdn5mhim5v7m553g4