Swarm Intelligence in Power System Planning ()

Ke Meng, Z.Y. Dong, Yichen Qiao

Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

**DOI: **10.4236/ijcce.2013.22B001
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Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

Power system planning is one of the essential tasks in the power system operation management, which requires in-depth knowledge of the system under consideration. It can be regarded as a nonlinear, discontinuous, constrained multi objective optimization problem. Although the traditional optimization tools can be used, the modern planning problem requires more advanced optimization tools. In this paper, a survey of state-of-the-art mathematical optimization methods that facilitates power system planning is provided, and the needs of introducing swarm intelligence approaches into power system planning are discussed.

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K. Meng, Z. Y. Dong and Y. C. Qiao, "Swarm Intelligence in Power System Planning," *International Journal of Clean Coal and Energy*, Vol. 2 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.4236/ijcce.2013.22B001.

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