Enhanced Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm based on Decomposition for Solving the Unit Commitment Problem [article]

Anupam Trivedi, Kunal Pal, Chiranjib Saha, Dipti Srinivasan
2014 arXiv   pre-print
The unit commitment (UC) problem is a nonlinear, high-dimensional, highly constrained, mixed-integer power system optimization problem and is generally solved in the literature considering minimizing the system operation cost as the only objective. However, due to increasing environmental concerns, the recent attention has shifted to incorporating emission in the problem formulation. In this paper, a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm based on decomposition (MOEA/D) is proposed to solve the
more » ... UC problem as a multi-objective optimization problem considering minimizing cost and emission as the multiple objec- tives. Since, UC problem is a mixed-integer optimization problem consisting of binary UC variables and continuous power dispatch variables, a novel hybridization strategy is proposed within the framework of MOEA/D such that genetic algorithm (GA) evolves the binary variables while differential evolution (DE) evolves the continuous variables. Further, a novel non-uniform weight vector distribution strategy is proposed and a parallel island model based on combination of MOEA/D with uniform and non-uniform weight vector distribution strategy is implemented to enhance the performance of the presented algorithm. Extensive case studies are presented on different test systems and the effectiveness of the proposed hybridization strategy, the non-uniform weight vector distribution strategy and parallel island model is verified through stringent simulated results. Further, exhaustive benchmarking against the algorithms proposed in the literature is presented to demonstrate the superiority of the proposed algorithm in obtaining significantly better converged and uniformly distributed trade-off solutions.
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