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Prognostics for the Power Industry

Daniel Shai1, Cathy Chen1, Matthew Pooley1 and Brian W. D’Andrade2,    1Exponent Inc., New York, NY, United States,    2Exponent Inc., Washington, DC, United States

Abstract

The combination of aging electrical infrastructure and increasing reliance on electricity places a strong emphasis on reliability maintenance efforts for electric utilities. New “smart” technologies offer significant opportunities to increase the reliability of the grid as a whole. In this chapter we review aspects of traditional reliability theory as they pertain to the power grid, and we discuss how new technologies enable a transition in maintenance strategy paradigms. Advances in sensor and communication technology enable a shift from ...

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