Electric power system is undergoing major changes, due to large-scale integration of renewable energy, complicated network structure and increased energy demand. Developing autonomous systems, intelligent and digital communication technologies are becoming more and more urgent to modernize, strengthen and stabilize the power grid. Among several innovative efforts, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more popular due to its human like thinking logic, advanced wisdom, reasoning, learning capability and knowledge representation. AI approaches have demonstrated precise, faster and scalable outcomes, thus can be ideal to handle complex non-linear power systems. The recent technological developments in AI and hybrid techniques, makes it possible for solving large-scale complex power systems problems like control, planning, scheduling, prediction etc. This article has briefly discussed seven major areas, where AI has been used easily to handle constraints such as power system stability assessments, power system forecasting studies, power quality problems, optimization of generation scheduling, 5G network data communications, SCADA intrusion detection and transformer fault identification.
Keywords artificial intelligence, power system stability, power quality disturbance, renewable energy, SCADA