Differential evolution algorithm for static and multistage transmission expansion planning

Sch. of Eng. & Design, Brunei Univ., Uxbridge
IET Generation Transmission & Distribution (Impact Factor: 1.41). 05/2009; DOI: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2008.0446
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT A novel differential evolution algorithm (DEA) is applied directly to the DC power flow-based model in order to efficiently solve the problems of static and multistage transmission expansion planning (TEP). The purpose of TEP is to minimise the transmission investment cost associated with the technical operation and economical constraints. Mathematically, long-term TEP using the DC model is a mixed integer nonlinear programming problem that is difficult to solve for large-scale real-world transmission networks. In addition, the static TEP problem is considered both with and without the resizing of power generation in this research. The efficiency of the proposed method is initially demonstrated via the analysis of low, medium and high complexity transmission network test cases. The analysis is performed within the mathematical programming environment of MATLAB using both DEA and conventional genetic algorithm and a detailed comparative study is presented.

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