This paper proposes a novel bacteria foraging reinforcement learning with knowledge transfer method for risk-based economic dispatch, in which the economic dispatch is integrated with risk assessment theory to represent the uncertainties of active power demand and contingencies during power system operations. Moreover, a multi-agent collaboration is employed to accelerate the convergence of knowledge matrix, which is decomposed into several lower dimension sub-matrices via a knowledge extension, thus the curse of dimension can be effectively avoided. Besides, the convergence rate of bacteria foraging reinforcement learning is increased dramatically through a knowledge transfer after obtaining the optimal knowledge matrices of source tasks in pre-learning. The performance of bacteria foraging reinforcement learning has been thoroughly evaluated on IEEE RTS-79 system. Simulation results demonstrate that it can outperform conventional artificial intelligence algorithms in terms of global convergence and convergence rate.
Han, C., Yang, B., Bao, T., Yu, T., & Zhang, X. (2017). Bacteria foraging reinforcement learning for risk-based economic dispatch via knowledge transfer. Energies, 10(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/en10050638