A Hyper-Heuristic Approach for the Unit Commitment Problem

Berberoglu A., Uyar A. Ş.

Evo Applications 2010 Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 7 - 09 April 2010, vol.6025, pp.121-123 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6025
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-123
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper introduces a hyper-heuristic approach for the Unit Commitment Problem (UCP). Tests are performed using benchmark data from literature and real-world data from the Turkish interconnected power network. The proposed hyper-heuristic and several methods applied previously to the UCP, are compared. Results show that the hyper-heuristic method achieves good results in all test sets. Furthermore, it is also a robust method for increased problem sizes without the need for parameter tuning. Based on the promising results, research will continue for further improvements.