Cuckoo and Levy Flights Algorithm Applied to Unit-Commitment Problem
As the power crisis is usual every year, it is important to make the generator operations optimal. Power production cost, generation cost, shutdown and start-up cost are considered in the formulation of unit commitment (UC), which makes it more important and it should be solved fast and effectively. The cuckoo via levy flights algorithm shortly called as cuckoo search algorithm (CSA) is applied to the unit commitment problem. This algorithm is compared with Shuffled frog leap algorithm (SFLA). Cuckoo search algorithm using IEEE ten generator system as test system and the performances are compared.