An Association Rules-Based Method for Outliers Cleaning of Measurement Data in the Distribution Network

Hua Kuang, Risheng Qin, Mi He, Xin He, Ruimin Duan, Cheng Guo, Xian Meng
2021 Frontiers in Energy Research  
For any power system, the reliability of measurement data is essential in operation, management and also in planning. However, it is inevitable that the measurement data are prone to outliers, which may impact the results of data-based applications. In order to improve the data quality, the outliers cleaning method for measurement data in the distribution network is studied in this paper. The method is based on a set of association rules (AR) that are automatically generated form historical
more » ... urement data. First, the association rules are mining in conjunction with the density-based spatial clustering of application with noise (DBSCAN), k-means and Apriori technique to detect outliers. Then, for the outliers repairing process after outliers detection, the proposed method uses a distance-based model to calculate the repairing cost of outliers, which describes the similarity between outlier and normal data. Besides, the Mahalanobis distance is employed in the repairing cost function to reduce the errors, which could implement precise outliers cleaning of measurement data in the distribution network. The test results for the simulated datasets with artificial errors verify that the superiority of the proposed outliers cleaning method for outliers detection and repairing.
doi:10.3389/fenrg.2021.730058 fatcat:hpdeiidhjnezpj4ygfitpvlone