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##### Non-Smooth Economic Dispatch Solution by Using Enhanced Bat-Inspired Optimization Algorithm

**Authors:**
Farhad Namdari,
Reza Sedaghati

**Abstract:**

Economic dispatch (ED) has been considered to be one of the key functions in electric power system operation which can help to build up effective generating management plans. The practical ED problem has non-smooth cost function with nonlinear constraints which make it difficult to be effectively solved. This paper presents a novel heuristic and efficient optimization approach based on the new Bat algorithm (BA) to solve the practical non-smooth economic dispatch problem. The proposed algorithm easily takes care of different constraints. In addition, two newly introduced modifications method is developed to improve the variety of the bat population when increasing the convergence speed simultaneously. The simulation results obtained by the proposed algorithms are compared with the results obtained using other recently develop methods available in the literature.

**Keywords:**
Non-smooth,
economic dispatch,
bat-inspired,
nonlinear practical constraints,
modified bat algorithm.

**Digital Object Identifier (DOI):**
doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1093604

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