Improved Valve-Point Optimization Algorithm for Economic Load Dispatch Problem with Non-convex Fuel Cost Function

- Journal title : The Journal of The Institute of Internet, Broadcasting and Communication
- Volume 15, Issue 6, 2015, pp.257-266
- Publisher : The institute Of Webcasting, Internet And Telecommunication
- DOI : 10.7236/JIIBC.2015.15.6.257

Title & Authors

Improved Valve-Point Optimization Algorithm for Economic Load Dispatch Problem with Non-convex Fuel Cost Function

Lee, Sang-Un;

Lee, Sang-Un;

Abstract

There is no polynomial-time algorithm that can be obtain the optimal solution for economic load dispatch problem with non-convex fuel cost functions. Therefore, electrical field uses quadratic fuel cost function unavoidably. This paper proposes a valve-point optimization (VPO) algorithm for economic load dispatch problem with non-convex fuel cost functions. This algorithm sets the initial values to maximum powers for each generator. It then reduces the generation power of generator i with an average power cost of to a valve point power . The proposed algorithm has been found to perform better than the extant heuristic methods when applied to 13 and 40-generator benchmark data. This paper consequently proves that the optimal solution to economic load dispatch problem with non-convex fuel cost functions converges to the valve-point power of each generator.

Keywords

Economic Dispatch;Optimization;Valve-effect;Valve-point;

Language

Korean

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