Title: A new effective solution for wind farm layout optimisation problem using self-sacrificing artificial bee colony algorithm
Authors: Nirmala Sharma; Harish Sharma; Ajay Sharma; Jagdish Chand Bansal
Addresses: Rajasthan Technical Univerisity, Akelgarh, Rawatbhata Road, Kota, Rajasthan-324010, India ' Rajasthan Technical Univerisity, Akelgarh, Rawatbhata Road, Kota, Rajasthan-324010, India ' Rajasthan Technical Univerisity, Akelgarh, Rawatbhata Road, Kota, Rajasthan-324010, India ' South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
Abstract: The wind farm layout optimisation problem (WFLOP) is a complex constrained optimisation problem to find the optimal locations of wind turbines in a wind farm so as to maximise energy output. Artificial bee colony (ABC) is a swarm intelligence-based optimisation algorithm. This paper presents a modified variant of ABC and its application to WFLOP. A new phase inspired by the altruistic behaviour of honeybees is incorporated with ABC to enhance the exploitation capability of the algorithm. Here, a lower fit solution always sacrifices its chance of updating its position for a higher fit solution. The proposed phase is named as self-sacrificing phase and the proposed strategy is termed as self-sacrificing ABC (SeSABC) algorithm. The proposed technique is examined using a set of constrained optimisation functions and applied to solve WFLOP. For a given wind farm, the optimum locations of turbines are obtained and a maximum number of turbines are identified.
Keywords: wind energy; wind farm; swarm intelligence; nature inspired algorithms; wind turbines.
International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2022 Vol.13 No.4, pp.396 - 442
Received: 17 Sep 2021
Accepted: 10 Mar 2022
Published online: 26 Oct 2022 *