International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology
This paper presents a Bat Algorithm (BA) for solving economic emission dispatch (EELD) problem with quadratic fuel function. The BA is a new meta-heuristic algorithm which is a powerful optimal solution search algorithm owing easily selected control parameters and high successful rate as well as high ability for dealing with complex constraints. In addition to minimizing electricity generation fuel cost, emission released into the air from thermal plants is also another main objective needs to be minimized. In order to test the performance of the proposed BA one system with two load cases is employed. The obtained result by the BA compared to that from other methods has revealed that the proposed BA is a very promising meta-heuristic algorithm for solving economic emission load dispatch problem.