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    Evolutionary Multi-Objective Energy Production Optimization: An Empirical Comparison

    Vargas-Hákim, Gustavo-Adolfo and Mezura-Montes, Efrén and Galvan, Edgar (2020) Evolutionary Multi-Objective Energy Production Optimization: An Empirical Comparison. Mathematical and Computational Applications, 25 (32). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1300-686X

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    This work presents the assessment of the well-known Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA-II) and one of its variants to optimize a proposed electric power production system. Such variant implements a chaotic model to generate the initial population, aiming to get a better distributed Pareto front. The considered power system is composed of solar, wind and natural gas power sources, being the first two renewable energies. Three conflicting objectives are considered in the problem: (1) power production, (2) production costs and (3) CO2 emissions. The Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm based on Decomposition (MOEA/D) is also adopted in the comparison so as to enrich the empirical evidence by contrasting the NSGA-II versions against a non-Pareto-based approach. Spacing and Hypervolume are the chosen metrics to compare the performance of the algorithms under study. The obtained results suggest that there is no significant improvement by using the variant of the NSGA-II over the original version. Nonetheless, meaningful performance differences have been found between MOEA/D and the other two algorithms.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm; power production; renewable energies;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 15091
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    Depositing User: Edgar Galvan
    Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 14:31
    Journal or Publication Title: Mathematical and Computational Applications
    Publisher: MDPI
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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