Situational awareness / situational intelligence system and method for analyzing, monitoring, predicting and controlling electric power systems
G05B 13/048 (20130101); H02J 3/00 (20130101); H02J 13/0006 (20130101); H02J 2003/007 (20130101); Y02E 60/728 (20130101); Y02E 60/74 (20130101); Y02E 60/76 (20130101); Y04S 10/265 (20130101); Y04S 10/30 (20130101); Y04S 40/22 (20130101)
A system and method for modeling, controlling and analyzing electrical grids for use by control room operators and automatic control provides a multi-dimensional, multi-layer cellular computational network (CCN) comprising an information layer; a knowledge layer; a decision-making layer; and an action layer; wherein each said layer of said CCN represents one of a variable in an electric power system. Situational awareness/situational intelligence is provided therefrom so that the operators and grid control systems can make the correct decision and take informed actions under difficult circumstances to maintain a high degree of grid integrity and reliability by analyzing multiple variables within a volume of time and space to provide an understanding of their meaning and predict their states in the near future where these multiple variables can have different timescales.
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
November 25, 2013