Utility operations switching process: review, results and improvements

Noel N. Schultz, Bruce F. Wollenberg, Steve J. Beuning

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Scheduled switching is a routine and a crucial issue in power systems today. The process of removing or maintaining equipment connected to the power system requires the interaction of personnel, computers and paperwork. This paper reviews Northern States Power Company's (NSP) request for outage process from the origination of a request to the post-performance analysis. It outlines the challenges to improving the process as well as recommendations in both personnel interaction and computer resources for a more efficient process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1562-1567
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Power Conference
Issue numberpt 2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 56th Annual American Power Conference. Part 1 (of 2) - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Apr 25 1994Apr 27 1994


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