Expert system aid for design of overload line distribution networks
Kuan, K. K. and Warwick, K. (1991) Expert system aid for design of overload line distribution networks. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 13 (5). pp. 277-286. ISSN 0142-0615
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/0142-0615(91)90051-V
The use of expert system techniques in power distribution system design is examined. The selection and siting of equipment on overhead line networks is chosen for investigation as the use of equipment such as auto-reclosers, etc., represents a substantial investment and has a significant effect on the reliability of the system. Through past experience with both equipment and network operations, most decisions in selection and siting of this equipment are made intuitively, following certain general guidelines or rules of thumb. This heuristic nature of the problem lends itself to solution using an expert system approach. A prototype has been developed and is currently under evaluation in the industry. Results so far have demonstrated both the feasibility and benefits of the expert system as a design aid.