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# A Hybrid Method for Multi-Area Generation Expansion using Tabu-search and Dynamic Programming

Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX
DOI: 10.1109/ICPST.2006.321417 Conference: Power System Technology, 2006. PowerCon 2006. International Conference on
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This paper combines Tabu search with an optimization technique using dynamic programming for the solution of generation expansion and placement considering reliability in multi-area power systems. Instead of random selection, initial solution for Tabu search is obtained from optimizing a simplified problem utilizing dynamic programming and reliability assessment technique called global decomposition. The comparison between random initial solutions and the proposed method is made. The method is implemented for an actual 12-area power system.

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