@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11394,
	  title     = {An Intelligent Water Drop Algorithm for Solving Economic Load Dispatch Problem},
	  author    = {S. Rao Rayapudi},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Economic Load Dispatch (ELD) is a method of determining
the most efficient, low-cost and reliable operation of a power
system by dispatching available electricity generation resources to
supply load on the system. The primary objective of economic
dispatch is to minimize total cost of generation while honoring
operational constraints of available generation resources. In this paper
an intelligent water drop (IWD) algorithm has been proposed to
solve ELD problem with an objective of minimizing the total cost of
generation. Intelligent water drop algorithm is a swarm-based natureinspired
optimization algorithm, which has been inspired from natural
rivers. A natural river often finds good paths among lots of possible
paths in its ways from source to destination and finally find almost
optimal path to their destination. These ideas are embedded into
the proposed algorithm for solving economic load dispatch problem.
The main advantage of the proposed technique is easy is implement
and capable of finding feasible near global optimal solution with
less computational effort. In order to illustrate the effectiveness of
the proposed method, it has been tested on 6-unit and 20-unit test
systems with incremental fuel cost functions taking into account the
valve point-point loading effects. Numerical results shows that the
proposed method has good convergence property and better in quality
of solution than other algorithms reported in recent literature.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {1378 - 1384},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11394},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/58},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 58, 2011},