Combined Economic Emission Dispatch Solution using Modified Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm.
In this paper, a new approach is proposed to solve combined economic emission dispatch (CEED) problem in power systems using modified artificial bee colony (MABC) algorithm considering the power limits. The CEED is to minimize both the operating fuel cost and emission level simultaneously while satisfying the load demand and operational constraints. A novel best mechanism algorithm based on ABC algorithm, in which a new mutation strategy inspired from the differential evolution (DE) is introduced in order to improve the exploitation process. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm has been tested on IEEE 30-bus test system and the results were compared with other methods reported in recent literature. The simulation results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms previous optimization methods.