Filter feeding allogenic engineering optimization algorithm for economic dispatch

Mbae Ariel Mutegi, Nwulu Nnamdi

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The main objective of the economic dispatch problem in a power system is to minimize the total thermal fuel cost of the committed generators while satisfying the various system equality and inequality operational constraints. This research developed a new optimization algorithm, named the filter feeding allogenic engineering algorithm, for use in solving the economic dispatch problem. This meta-heuristic algorithm has been inspired by the filter feeding and motile behaviour of allogenic engineers. The newly developed algorithm was formulated using the Matlab software environment, and its performance was tested using the IEEE 39-Bus, 10-Generator system. A comparative analysis was also conducted with the Ant lion optimization heuristic algorithm, and the obtained results indicate that the filter feeding allogenic engineering algorithm yields superior performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-128
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Production and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Allogenic engineering
  • Constraints
  • Economic dispatch
  • Heuristic and optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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