4. Classic Economic Dispatch

  1. Jizhong Zhu Ph.D Principal Engineer Advisory Professor1,2

Published Online: 28 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470466971.ch4

Optimization of Power System Operation

Optimization of Power System Operation

How to Cite

Zhu, J. (2009) Classic Economic Dispatch, in Optimization of Power System Operation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470466971.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    AREVA T&D Inc., Redmond, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 31 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470298886

Online ISBN: 9780470466971



  • optimization methods and solving classic economic dispatch (ED) problem;
  • incremental power loss calculation;
  • Hopfield neural networks (HNNs) and ED


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Input-Output Characteristic of Generator Units

  • Thermal System Economic Dispatch Neglecting Network Losses

  • Calculation of Incremental Power Losses

  • Thermal System Economic Dispatch with Network Losses

  • Hydrothermal System Economic Dispatch

  • Economic Dispatch by Gradient Method

  • Classic Economic Dispatch by Genetic Algorithm

  • Classic Economic Dispatch by Hopfield Neural Network

  • Appendix: Optimization Methods used in Economic Operation

  • References