Integrated Decision Algorithms for Auto-steered Electric Transmission System Asset Management [chapter]

James McCalley, Vasant Honavar, Sarah Ryan, William Meeker, Daji Qiao, Ron Roberts, Yuan Li, Jyotishman Pathak, Mujing Ye, Yili Hong
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Electric power transmission systems are comprised of a large number of physical assets, including transmission lines, power transformers, and circuit breakers, that are capital-intensive, highly distributed, and may fail. Managing these assets under resource constraints requires equipment health monitoring integrated with system level decision-making to optimize a number of various operational, maintenance, and investment-related objectives. Industry processes to these ends have evolved ad-hoc
more » ... ver the years, and no systematic structures exist to coordinate the various decision problems. In this paper, we describe our progress in building a prototype structure for this purpose together with a software-hardware environment to deploy and test it. We particularly focus on the decision algorithms and the Benders approach we have taken to solve them in an integrated fashion.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72584-8_140 fatcat:sncgibd3ejah5ac2stg3xndium