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    Identifying critical components for reliability centred maintenance management of deregulated power systems

    , Article IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution ; Volume 9, Issue 9 , 2015 , Pages 828-837 ; 17518687 (ISSN) Ghorani, R ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, M ; Dehghanian, P ; Li, W ; Sharif University of Technology
    Competition in the electric power industry urges utilities to not only reduce the investment costs, but also to reasonably cut the operation and maintenance expenses as much as possible, while keeping both power quality and reliability requirements met. Reliability-centred maintenance (RCM) has been proven to be in response to this dilemma in power systems and has been yet successfully applied in various engineering contexts. This study introduces a novel approach, as of the first steps of RCM implementation in composite power generation and transmission systems, to identify the critical components for the main sake of a more focused maintenance management. Criticality evaluation is, here,... 

    Identification of critical generating units for maintenance: A game theory approach

    , Article IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution ; Volume 10, Issue 12 , 2016 , Pages 2942-2952 ; 17518687 (ISSN) Pourahmadi, F ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, M ; Dehghanian, P ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institution of Engineering and Technology 
    With the rapid evolution of electricity markets and the need for higher economic efficiency of power industry, attempts for lowering down the maintenance costs as a large portion of system operation expenses seem imperative. Recognised as a crucial step in practical implementation of modern maintenance paradigms, e.g. reliability-centred maintenance, this study proposes an efficient method to quantify the generating units' criticality on the bulk power system reliability performance. The proposed approach utilises a solution concept of game theory and evaluates the contribution of each generating unit on the overall system reliability when a higher-order contingency occurs. The suggested...