A new genetic algorithm approach for unit commitment

(1997) A new genetic algorithm approach for unit commitment. Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems: Innovations and Applications, 1997. GALESIA 97. Second International Conference On (Conf. Publ. No. 446), 1.


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This paper presents a new genetic algorithm approach to solve the unit commitment problem in electric power systems. In the proposed algorithm, coding the solution of the unit commitment problem is based on mixing binary and decimal representations. A fitness function is constructed from the total operating cost of the generating units without penalty terms. Genetic operators are implemented to enhance the search speed and to save memory space. The problem under consideration includes two linked subproblems: a combinatorial optimization problem and a nonlinear programming problem. The former is solved using the proposed genetic algorithm while the latter problem is solved via a quadratic programming routine. Numerical results showed an improvement in the solutions costs compared to the results reported in the literature

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computer
Department: College of Engineering and Physics > Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2008 13:28
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 14:04
URI: https://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/14247