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Rajesh kumar
Devendra Sharma
Anupam Kumar


The economic power dispatch problem is a non linear constrained optimization problem. Classical optimization techniques like direct search and gradient methods fails to give the global optimum solution. Evolutionary algorithms like genetic algorithm and queen-bee evolution algorithm provides only a good enough solution. In this paper a new optimization algorithm developed by authors, known as bee optimization algorithm (BeeOA), is employed to solve the economic power dispatch problem. Two test systems comprising of 6 generators and 13 generators are used to test the performance of the bee optimization algorithm The results shows that this algorithm is more accurate and robust in finding the global optimum than previous optimization techniques

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