This paper presents a novel optimization approach using Improved Harmony Search (IHS) algorithm to solve economic power dispatch problem. The proposed methodology easily takes care of different equality and inequality constraints of the power dispatch problem to find the optimal solution. To show its efficiency, the proposed algorithm is applied to single area and multi area system of four area having 16 units with and without Prohibited Operating Zones (POZ). The results are compared with other existing relevant approaches. The result obtained by the proposed method confirmed that the robustness and efficiency of the algorithms over other reported methods.
Dr. V. Ravikumar Pandi, Panigrahi, B. K., Mallick, M. K., Abraham, A., and Das, S., “Improved Harmony Search for Economic Power Dispatch”, in 2009 Ninth International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, 2009.