A Hybrid Intelligent Algorithm to Solve the Unit Commitment Problem

Qais M. Alias --- Azhar M. Al-rawi

Journal of Engineering and Sustainable Development مجلة الهندسة والتنمية المستدامة
ISSN: 25200917 Year: 2013 Volume: 17 Issue: 1 Pages: 41-47
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية


Generation unit’s commitment is a large complex decision making problem due to many difficulties such as multiple constraints, variety of unit’s specification and different fuel used. In this work a hybrid intelligent technique is produced by genetic algorithm seeded by LaGrange multiplier method to solve the unit commitment problem for a 10 units large dimension network system using multiple mitigation techniques. This is to reduce the adverse impacts of the difficulties mentioned above. The solution results in an optimal operation schedule during a 24 hours load profile serving a load demand in addition to a required spinning reserve


Unit Commitment --- Hybrid Intelligence --- and Genetic Algorithm