[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper reports on the use of multi-agent system technology to automate the management and analysis of SCADA and digital fault recorder (DFR) data. The multi-agent system, entitled Protection Engineering Diagnostic Agents (PEDA), integrates legacy intelligent systems that analyze SCADA and DFR data to provide data management and online diagnostic information to protection engineers. Since November 2004, PEDA agents have been intelligently interpreting and managing data online at a transmission system operator in the U.K. As the results presented in this paper demonstrate, PEDA supports protection engineers by providing access to interpreted power systems data via the corporate intranet within minutes of the data being received. In this paper, the authors discuss their experience of developing a multi-agent system that is robust enough for continual online use within the power industry. The use of existing agent development toolsets and standards is also discussed.
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 06/2006; · 2.92 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Earlier research  by the Institute of Energy and Environment and SP PowerSystems demonstrated that multi-agent systems technology could be
used to integrate a number of software tools to automate the analysis and management of power systems monitoring data. This
paper focuses on issues raised during the migration from an off-line prototype to an on-line multi-agent system for use at
SP PowerSystems. The authors believe that the system described in this paper is one of the first of its type to be deployed
in the electrical power industry for continual on-line use by operational engineers.