Various Methods of Economical Load Distribution in Power Plant Units in Comparison to Neural Networks Method

  • Mohammad Taghi Ameli
  • Saeid Moslehpour
  • Rahmatollah Rameshpour
Conference paper


Initial capital investment for setting up an electrical power plant is huge, and the annual operating costs of major and preventive maintenance, administration, labor, fuel consumption, etc., amount to a very large sum. Therefore, optimized operation of the power plants and accomplishment of the highest level of utilization is of utmost importance.

This paper reviews the use of neural network techniques for optimal load-distribution in a network of power plant units, and using a software program. The computed results for a one-day operation of a power plant are mathematically analyzed and compared. Fuel cost is calculated by the program and compared with the Figures obtained via manual methods.


Load Distribution Fuel Cost Neural Network Method Neural Network Technique Economic Dispatch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Taghi Ameli
    • 1
  • Saeid Moslehpour
    • 2
  • Rahmatollah Rameshpour
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringWater and Power UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of HartfordUSA

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