Multiobjective particle swarm optimization for optimal power flow problem


A novel approach to multiobjective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) technique for solving optimal power flow (OPF) problem is proposed in this chapter. 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 is imposed. The proposed MOPSO technique has been implemented to solve the OPF problem with competing and non-commensurable cost and voltage stability enhancement objectives. The 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.