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Frontiers in Energy >> 2014, Volume 8, Issue 3 doi: 10.1007/s11708-014-0305-y

Solution to economic dispatch problem with valve-point loading effect by using catfish PSO algorithm

School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore 632014, India

Available online: 2014-09-09

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This paper proposes application of a catfish particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm to economic dispatch (ED) problems. The ED problems considered in this paper include valve-point loading effect, power balance constraints, and generator limits. The conventional PSO and catfish PSO algorithms are applied to three different test systems and the solutions obtained are compared with each other and with those reported in literature. The comparison of solutions shows that catfish PSO outperforms the conventional PSO and other methods in terms of solution quality though there is a slight increase in computational time.

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