• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2013, Volume: 6, Issue: 9, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

A New Approach for Solving the Unit Commitment Problem by Cuckoo Search Algorithm


In this paper, a new approach to solving the issue of optimal production planning (Unit Commitment or UC) has been presented by using Cuckoo Search Algorithm. Results of testing this paper indicate that not only this algorithm includes all limits of issue well, but it has also the benefits all such as the most appropriate convergence in the response, high computational speed and high accuracy. A sample power system with 10 power plant units has been used in this study in order to test this new algorithm. Optimal planning in generation of power units of this system is also obtained from the results of experiment and they will be inferable given the establishment and observation of the constraints in the target function of issue. Numerical results of this paper indicate that the performance of Cuckoo Search Algorithm has had significant improvement than other algorithms and it results in the minimum production cost. 
Keywords: Cuckoo Search Algorithm, Power Systems, Optimal Production Planning, System Constraints, System Limitations.


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