ABSTRACT This paper presents an optimization technique coupling two optimization techniques for solving Economic Emission Load Dispatch Optimization Problem EELD. The proposed approach integrates the merits of both genetic algorithm (GA) and local search (LS), where it maintains a finite-sized archive of non-dominated solutions which gets iteratively updated in the presence of new solutions based on the concept of ε-dominance. To improve the solution quality, local search technique was applied as neighborhood search engine, where it intends to explore the less-crowded area in the current archive to possibly obtain more non-dominated solutions. TOPSIS technique can incorporate relative weights of criterion importance, which has been implemented to identify best compromise solution, which will satisfy the different goals to some extent. Several optimization runs of the proposed approach are carried out on the standard IEEE 30-bus 6-genrator test system. The comparison demonstrates the superiority of the proposed approach and confirms its potential to solve the multiobjective EELD problem.
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