Jellyfish search algorithm for economic load dispatch under the considerations of prohibited operation zones, load demand variations, and renewable energy sources

Hien Chiem Trong, Thuan Thanh Nguyen, Thang Trung Nguyen


This paper suggests a modified version of the former economic load dispatch (MELD) problem with the integration of wind power plant (WPP) and solar power plants (SPP) into thermal units (TUs). The target of the whole study is to cut the total producing electricity cost (TPEC) as much as possible. Three meta-heuristic algorithms, including particle swarm optimization (PSO), jellyfish search (JS) and salp swarm algorithm (SSA), are applied to solve the MELD. The real performance of these optimization tools is tested on the first system with six thermal units considering prohibited zones, and the second system with the combination of the first system and one solar, and two WPPs. In addition, the variation of load demand in 24 hours per day is also taken into account in the second system. JS is proved to be the most effective method for dealing with MELD. Furthermore, JS can also reach lower or the same TPEC as other previous algorithms. Hence, JS is a recommended to be a strong computing method for dealing with the MELD problem. 


Jellyfish search; Load variation; Modified economic load dispatch; Solar power plant; Thermal unit; Wind power plant;

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IAES International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (IJ-AI)
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