Multiobjective particle swarm for environmental/economic dispatch problem


A multiobjective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) technique for environmental/economic dispatch (EED) problem is proposed in this paper. The new MOPSO technique evolves a multiobjective version of PSO by proposing redefinition of global best and local best individuals in multiobjective optimization domain. A clustering algorithm to manage the size of the Pareto-optimal set and fuzzy-based mechanism to extract the best compromise solution are imposed. The proposed MOPSO technique has been implemented to solve the EED problem with competing cost and emission objectives. Several optimization runs of the proposed approach have been carried out on a standard test system. The results demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed MOPSO technique to generate a set of well-distributed Pareto-optimal solutions in one single run. The comparison with the different reported techniques demonstrates the superiority of the proposed MOPSO in terms of the diversity of the Pareto optimal solutions obtained.