Murali K.,VIT UniversityVellore |
Jayabarathi T.,VIT UniversityVellore
Frontiers in Energy | Year: 2014
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. © Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.