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IEEE Computer Applications in Power

Issue 2 • Date April 1988

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  • Microcomputer-based SCADA at Commonwealth Edison Company

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):4 - 8
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    The use of computer-based systems system control and data acquisition (SCADA) at Commonwealth Edison Company during the 1970s and 1980s is sketched, focusing on the recent introduction of microcomputers. The five basic requirements of the CECO microcomputer specification are discussed. These concern the operator interface, high-speed communication, redundant computer systems, and the message proto... View full abstract»

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  • A computerized high-power testing laboratory

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):9 - 13
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    An integrated hardware and software system for testing electrical equipment is presented. The system integrates various functions that traditionally have been carried out by independent systems in high-power testing laboratories. It provides an easy way to prepare, execute, and analyze tests in a high-power/medium-voltage laboratory with a high degree of security and less time for test preparation... View full abstract»

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  • Wood H-frame transmission line design on a personal computer: using mainframe programs on a PC

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):14 - 17
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    A short description is given of two H-frame structural analysis and design programs, TLOP and HFRAME-84, and the inadequacy of the programs when a large number of runs is required is pointed out. A procedure to circumvent this problem is described. It involves the use of commercial software packages originally written for mainframe computers. The use of the PC for transmission environmental calcul... View full abstract»

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  • EPRI-developed computer programs for electric utilities

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):18 - 24
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    Computer application in utility planning, engineering analysis, and operations and maintenance are addressed. Five areas of planning are described together with examples of EPRI software packages that illustrate the current status of digital computer program development in the US. These are corporate, environmental, demand-side, generation, and transmission planning. Utility engineering tools are ... View full abstract»

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  • Power plant productivity and reliability information system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):25 - 29
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    An information system for handling equipment failure information of fossil fuel plants is described. This system produces 33 different reports, which contain failure statistics, plant availability, unavailability classified by cause, plant reliability indices, and maintenance productivity indices. Some of the innovations introduced by this system are: (1) event partition into any number of subeven... View full abstract»

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  • The CAPE system: Computer-Aided Protection Engineering

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):30 - 34
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    The authors describe a Computer-Aided Protection Engineering (CAPE) System that has been designed and partially implemented as a productivity aid for protection or relay engineers. The CAPE System integrates interactive short-circuit studies, relay setting calculations, the coordination of protective zones, and the calculation of transmission line parameters into a process that is uniform and effe... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating a load-management computer system into existing computer systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):35 - 40
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    A method is presented by which a large electric utility can implement a load management program using its existing computer systems. It allows the data being stored and maintained on existing systems to be used by a new computer. Included in the discussion is the selection of the appropriate program and system. The proposed load management system on which this article is based is described.<> View full abstract»

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  • AEP's new control center: project development and on-line experience

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):41 - 47
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    Experiences gained in the development of the AEP (American Electric Power) control center project are described. This was a long and complex project in which deviations from original plans frequently occurred and which therefore required the ability to find solutions to keep the project on schedule. Some of the basic design features and procedures used are discussed, and the online performance of ... View full abstract»

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