Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Applications of Heuristics and Metaheuristics in Power Systems


Publishing date
15 Feb 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Aug 2011

Lead Editor

1Universidade Estadual Paulista, Avenida Brasil 56 Centro, 15385-000 Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil

2Universidade Estadual do Oeste de Parana (UNIOESTE), Avenida Tarquinio Joslin dos Santos 1300, CP 961, 85870-650 Foz do Iguacu, PR, Brazil

3Electrical Engineering Department, Shahid Bahonor University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran


Applications of Heuristics and Metaheuristics in Power Systems

Description

Electric power systems are large structures, which generally span continental distances and are composed of thousands of different elements. Because of the nonlinearity, nonconvexity, and combinatorial nature of the mathematical models used to represent the behavior of power systems, it is difficult to obtain good results for most of the problems related to the operation and planning of the system using traditional solution techniques. Heuristics and metaheuristics algorithms have been used with success over the last years to solve different problems on power systems, being a good alternative to traditional solution techniques.

Nowadays, power systems are facing changing times: new devices are being incorporated into the network to control the power flow; new nonconventional energy sources are installed on nonconventional places modifying the operation of the network; market practices change the operation planning and investment decisions; new consumer technologies are changing the demand response; many other factors contribute to fast changes on actual and future power systems, so, heuristics and metaheuristics algorithms are playing a special role to solve the ever increasing complexity of the problems that come up in this new stage, especially because of its ability to introduce modifications to the mathematical model in order to include new devices or constraints without messing with the solution technique.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the new applications of heuristics and metaheuristics to solve electrical engineering problems, and specially, the ones related to planning and operation of power systems. This special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the new applications of heuristic and metaheuristic applied to power systems obtained within the last five years. Main topics include, but are not limited to the application of the following solution techniques to power systems problems:

  • Constructive heuristic algorithms
  • Heuristic algorithms
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Particle swarm algorithms application
  • Tabu search
  • Simulated annealing
  • Variable neighborhood search
  • GRASP
  • Ant algorithms

Other similar solution techniques are also welcome.

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 658507
  • - Editorial

Applications of Heuristics and Metaheuristics in Power Systems

Ruben Romero | Edgar M. C. Franco | Massoud Rashidinejad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 527258
  • - Research Article

Transmission Network Expansion Planning Considering Phase-Shifter Transformers

Celso T. Miasaki | Edgar M. C. Franco | Ruben A. Romero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 781041
  • - Research Article

An Enhanced Genetic Algorithm to Solve the Static and Multistage Transmission Network Expansion Planning

Luis A. Gallego | Marcos J. Rider | ... | Antonio Paldilha-Feltrin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 738409
  • - Research Article

Evolutionary Optimization of Electric Power Distribution Using the Dandelion Code

Jorge Sabattin | Carlos Contreras Bolton | ... | Víctor Parada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 317315
  • - Research Article

Multicriteria Reconfiguration of Distribution Network with Distributed Generation

N. I. Voropai | B. Bat-Undraal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 962402
  • - Research Article

Multiobjective Optimization Methods for Congestion Management in Deregulated Power Systems

K. Vijayakumar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 560541
  • - Research Article

Reliability Evaluation of Distribution Power Systems Based on Artificial Neural Network Techniques

Mohammoud M. Hadow | Ahmed N. Abd Allah | Sazali P. Abdul karim
Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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