Intelligent monitoring of the health and performance of distribution automation

Susan Rudd, John Kirkwood, Euan Davidson, Scott Strachan, Victoria Catterson, Stephen Mcarthur

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Abstract

With a move to 'smarter' distribution networks through an increase in distribution automation and active network management, the volume of monitoring data available to engineers also increases. It can be onerous to interpret such data to produce meaningful information about the health and performance of automation and control equipment. Moreover, indicators of incipient failure may have to be tracked over several hours or days. This paper discusses some of the data analysis challenges inherent in assessing the health and performance of distribution automation based on available monitoring data. A rule-based expert system approach is proposed to provide decision support for engineers regarding the condition of these components. Implementation of such a system using a complex event processing system shell, to remove the manual task of tracking alarms over a number of days, is discussed.

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP)
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period25/09/11 → …

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Automation
Health
Monitoring
Active networks
Engineers
Control equipment
Network management
Electric power distribution
Expert systems
Processing

Keywords

  • control equipment
  • automation performance
  • intelligent monitoring
  • rule based expert system
  • smart distribution network

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Rudd, S., Kirkwood, J., Davidson, E., Strachan, S., Catterson, V., & Mcarthur, S. (2011). Intelligent monitoring of the health and performance of distribution automation. 1-6. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP), Crete, Greece. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAP.2011.6082220
Rudd, Susan ; Kirkwood, John ; Davidson, Euan ; Strachan, Scott ; Catterson, Victoria ; Mcarthur, Stephen. / Intelligent monitoring of the health and performance of distribution automation. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP), Crete, Greece.6 p.
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Intelligent monitoring of the health and performance of distribution automation. / Rudd, Susan; Kirkwood, John; Davidson, Euan; Strachan, Scott; Catterson, Victoria; Mcarthur, Stephen.

2011. 1-6 Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP), Crete, Greece.

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