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B. E. Belhadj
Prof. Dr. Ing. C. Benachaiba
Dr. Ahmed M. A. Haidar


The increase of the total electrical energy consumption has caused many deficiencies at the environment. The used numerical methods to solve this issue have proved inefficient due to convergence to a local optimum. The Harmony Search (HS) is a meta-heuristic method that mimics a jazz improvisation process by musicians in order to seek a fantastic state of harmony. In this paper, we have optimized the fuel cost and the greenhouse gases emission quantity using Harmony Search (HS) method and the obtained results are very interesting.

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