An Expert System for Site Selection of Thermal Power Plants

K Sambasivarao, D Kavin Raj, Deepika Dua
2014 Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research Print   unpublished
Energy, known as Strategic Commodity, is critical and any uncertainty about its supply can threaten the functioning of the economy. Thermal power plants are base load plants which meets three-fourth of the total power requirement. Selection of site for thermal power plant is vital for its overall efficiency during its entire period of operation. This paper proposes an expert system for site selection of thermal power plants. We use Flex Expert System Shell in which production rules are framed
more » ... sed on regulatory criteria. The system analyses the proposed site based on criteria laid down by governing bodies and decides its suitability for commissioning the plant. The system automates the decision making process, thereby eliminating the human intervention. The expert system also provides suggestions to the user on latest technologies for optimal utilization of resources.