Optimal Scheduling of Short Term Hydrothermal Coordination for an Indian Utility System Using Genetic Algorithm

  • S. Padmini
  • C. Christober Asir Rajan
  • Subhronil Chaudhuri
  • Arkita Chakraborty
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 199)


This paper addresses short-term scheduling of two test hydrothermal systems by using Genetic algorithm. Short-term hydrothermal coordination consists of determining the optimal usage of available hydro and thermal resources during a scheduling period of time.Genetic algorithm is applied to determine the optimal hourly schedule of power generation in a hydrothermal power system. The developed algorithm is illustrated for a test system an Indian Utility System which consists of 7 hydro and 4 thermal systems respectively. The effectiveness and stochastic nature of proposed algorithm has been tested with standard test case and the results have been proved to be better than conventional method and results obtained by the proposed method are superior in terms of fuel cost.


Short-term Hydrothermal Scheduling Genetic algorithm discharge rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Padmini
    • 1
  • C. Christober Asir Rajan
    • 2
  • Subhronil Chaudhuri
    • 1
  • Arkita Chakraborty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringSRM UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringPondichery UniversityChennaiIndia

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