Exploiting Meta-heuristic Technique for Optimal Operation of Microgrid

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 17)


A power system with different types of micro-sources are very popular in recent years. The aim of the paper is to make the environment green by reducing green house gases and meet the load demand in an efficient way. However, we propose a grid-connected microgrid system which meets the load demand in an efficient manner to achieve our objectives. The objective of this work is to find the optimal set points of controllable micro-sources in terms of cost minimization. The grid-connected microgrid also helps to exchange power with utility during different intervals of a day to meet the load demand. The significance and performance of the proposed strategy is proved through performing simulations in MATLAB. However, the overall cost of MG is less, while in schedulable microsources the cost of FC is less as compared to MT and DE.


Energy management system Micro grid Microsources Optimization technique Load demand 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.National University of Science and TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.CISHigher Colleges of TechnologyFujairahUAE

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