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Fuzzy Modeling of Uncertainty in a Decision Support System for Electric Power System Planning

  • Izebe O. Egwaikhide
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Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 6)


This paper reports on the specification of a fuzzy logic based knowledge modeling concept for the development of a decision support system (DSS) christened “Power System Outage-plan Validator” (PSOV), which is expected to assist utility engineers in the medium-term outage planning of the Nigerian Electric Power System (NEPS). The object-oriented (OO) development concept for PSOV is tailored to facilitate intemet/web-enabled interactive decision making in the medium-term (yearly) generation outage planning process of an increasingly deregulated power market, with new stakeholders and structural components. The varying types of uncertainties, ambiguities and contradictions in the semi-structured problem domain necessitate a robust modeling system for knowledge analysis and user interface development, which fuzzy logic provides.


Membership Function Fuzzy Logic Unify Modeling Language Power Generation Unit Outage Planning 
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  • Izebe O. Egwaikhide
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  1. 1.Institute of Applied Informatics (IAI)Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbHKarlsruheGermany

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