Abstract: This paper present the application of Genetic Algorithm (GA) to Economic Load Dispatch problem of the power system. Economic Load Dispatch is one of the major optimization problems dealing with the modern power systems.ELD determines the electrical power to be generated by the committed generating units in a power system so that the total generation cost of the system is minimized, while satisfactory the load demand. The objective is to minimize the total generation fuel cost and maintain the power flow within safety limits. The introduced algorithm has been demonstrated for the given test systems considering the transmission line losses.

Keywords: Economic load dispatch(ELD),Lambda Iteration method,Genetic Algorithm.