# A GENETIC ALGORITHM APPLIED TO THE POWER SYSTEM RESTORATION PLANNING PROBLEM - A Metaheuristic Approach for a Large Combinatorial Problem

### Adelmo Cechin, José Vicente Canto dos Santos, Arthur Tórgo Gómez, Carlos Mendel

#### 2008

#### Abstract

This work reports the use of a Genetic Algorithm (GA) to solve the Power System Restoration Planning Problem (PSRP). The solution to the PSRP is described by a series of operations or a plan to be used by the Power System operator immediately on the occurrence of a blackout in the electrical power supply. Our GA uses new initialization and crossover operators based on the electrical power network, which are able to generate and maintain the plans feasible along GA runs. This releases the Power Flow program, which represents the most computer demanding component, from computing the fitness function of unfeasible individuals. Results for three different electrical power networks are shown: IEEE 14-Bus, IEEE 30-Bus and a large realistic system.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

Cechin A., Vicente Canto dos Santos J., Tórgo Gómez A. and Mendel C. (2008). **A GENETIC ALGORITHM APPLIED TO THE POWER SYSTEM RESTORATION PLANNING PROBLEM - A Metaheuristic Approach for a Large Combinatorial Problem** . In *Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,* ISBN 978-989-8111-30-2, pages 100-107. DOI: 10.5220/0001480201000107

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco08,

author={Adelmo Cechin and José Vicente Canto dos Santos and Arthur Tórgo Gómez and Carlos Mendel},

title={A GENETIC ALGORITHM APPLIED TO THE POWER SYSTEM RESTORATION PLANNING PROBLEM - A Metaheuristic Approach for a Large Combinatorial Problem},

booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},

year={2008},

pages={100-107},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0001480201000107},

isbn={978-989-8111-30-2},

}

#### in EndNote Style

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SN - 978-989-8111-30-2

AU - Cechin A.

AU - Vicente Canto dos Santos J.

AU - Tórgo Gómez A.

AU - Mendel C.

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DO - 10.5220/0001480201000107