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In this paper, wavelets and fuzzy support vector machines are used to automated detect and classify power quality (PQ) disturbances. Electric power quality is an aspect of power engineering that has been with us since the inception of power systems. The types of concerned disturbances include voltage sags, swells, interruptions, switching transients, impulses, flickers, harmonics, and notches. Fourier transform and wavelet analysis are utilized to denoise the digital signals, to decompose the signals and then to obtain eight common features for the sampling PQ disturbance signals. A fuzzy support vector machines is designed and trained by 8-dimension feature space points for making a decision regarding the type of the disturbance. Simulation cases illustrate the effectiveness.