A computational intelligence-based suite for vulnerability assessment of electrical power systems
This paper discusses the feasibility of implementing computational intelligence algorithms for power system analysis in an open source environment. The scope is specially oriented to education, training and research. In particular, the paper describes a software package, namely Computational Intelligence Applications to Power System (CIAPS), that implements a variety of heuristic techniques for vulnerability assessment of electrical power systems. CIAPS is based on Matlab and suited for analysis and simulation of small to large size electric power systems. CIAPS is used for solving power flow, optimal power flow, contingency analysis based on artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic techniques. A variety of illustrative examples are given to show the features of the developed software tool.