22nd EANN 2021, 25 - 27 June 2021, Greece

Search Problems in Contemporary Power Girds

Theofanis Aravanis, Andreas Petratos, Georgia Douklia, Efpraxia Plati


  In this article, we present a collection of significant (computationally-hard) search problems, encountered in contemporary decentralized power grids, such as complex smart grids. Against this background, we show how Answer Set Programming (ASP) can be utilized as a powerful tool for efficiently addressing these problems. The overall demonstration provides the ability to assess potential (harmful) issues that a power electrical system may face, due to a variety of topological failures, a fact which, in turn, results in augmented reliability and robustness of energy distribution and management.  

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