In the electric power industry, an efficient and optimally economic operation is always an important factor. In the operation, control, management and planning of power systems, the dispatch of electrical load is the main function which further reduces the total cost of generating units with regard to considered constraints. Application of the hybrid BSA-PSO algorithm for economic load dispatch problem is presented here. A new hybrid optimization, BSA-PSO, is known for backtracking search algorithm & particle swarm optimization. Recently various techniques for soft computing have been applied. This paper suggested a hybrid BSA-PSO algorithm method to solve economic load dispatch problem. Valve point effect is considered with cost function.