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Intelligent Agent-Based Environment to Coordinate Maintenance Schedule Discussions

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5 Author(s)
da Rosa, M.A. ; USE Power Syst. Unit, INESC Porto, Porto, Portugal ; Miranda, V. ; Matos, M. ; Sheble, G.
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Maintenance decisions in electricity markets are one of the most important strategic conflicts among power players. A generation company, for instance, is responsible for its assets but it is the transmission system operator's task to schedule the most suitable period for maintenance, preserving system reliability. This relationship is sometimes conflicting and can be seen as an obstacle to the maximization of profits of generation companies, as well as to the transmission system operator, since it is mandatory to keep the adequate risk-based level on overall system. In this paper, the attention is focused on this relationship. Moreover, it highlights the proposal of building a dedicated environment in order to improve and clarify the discussions about maintenance outage schedule for large equipments, using the agent-based technology. In order to illustrate the proposal, results with the IEEE-RTS are presented.

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Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems, 2009. ISAP '09. 15th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

8-12 Nov. 2009