Knowledge, management and intelligent decision support for protection scheme design and application in electrical power systems

S.M. Strachan, G.M. West, J.R. McDonald, A.H.B. Duffy, Jim Farrell, B. Gwyn

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The paper describes a research project carried out inconjunction with two major UK utilities, focusing on the introduction of knowledge management and intelligent decision support to the existing protection design and application processes operated within both companies. A brief overview is provided of the generic design process, and the development of the web-based Design Engineering Knowledge Application System (DEKAS). This system incorporates intelligent case based reasoning (CBR) functionality to address the knowledge management and decision support requirements of each company's design process. The perceived key benefits of DEKAS relating to the management and utilisation of the data, information and knowledge throughout the protection design process is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International conference on developments in power system protection
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0852967322
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event 7th International Conference on Developments in Power Systems Protection - DPSP 2001 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Apr 200112 Apr 2001


Conference 7th International Conference on Developments in Power Systems Protection - DPSP 2001
Abbreviated titleDPSP 2001
City Amsterdam


  • decision support systems
  • electrical power sustems
  • control systems
  • design engineering

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