A Hybrid Neural Network and Simulated Annealing Approach to the Unit Commitment Problem

Nayak, Richi & Sharma, Jaydev (2000) A Hybrid Neural Network and Simulated Annealing Approach to the Unit Commitment Problem. Computers and Electrical Engineering, 26(6), pp. 461-477.

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In this paper, the authors present an approach combining the feedforward neural network and the simulated annealing method to solve unit commitment, a mixed integer combinatorial optimisation problem in power system. The artificial neural network (ANN) is used to determine the discrete variables corresponding to the state of each unit at each time interval. The simulated annealing method is used to generate the continuous variables corresponding to the power output of each unit and the production cost. The type of neural network used in this method is a multi-layer perceptron trained by the back-propagation algorithm. A set of load profiles as inputs and the corresponding unit-commitment schedules as outputs (satisfying the minimum up-down, spinning reserve and crew constraints) are utilized to train the network. A method to generate the training patterns is also presented. The experimental result demonstrates that the proposed approach can solve unit commitment in a reduced computational time with an optimum generation schedule.

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ID Code: 1482
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Power system planning, Unit commitment, Artificial neural networks, Simulated annealing
DOI: 10.1016/S0045-7906(99)00037-3
ISSN: 0045-7906
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 07 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:25

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