Service restoration in naval shipboard power systems
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Service restoration is an important problem in naval shipboard power systems. When faults occur as a result of battle damage or equipment failure and are isolated by protective devices, some critical loads are left without supply. Fast restoration of supply to these vital loads is necessary for system survivability. Loads have different priorities that must be considered during restoration in the shipboard power systems (SPS). These loads are categorised as vital or non-vital. Vital loads have two paths through which they can be supplied. Under some circumstances, it may be preferred to supply a vital load through one of the two paths. Butler et al have developed a method to restore maximum loads in SPS based on the fixed-charge network flow method. An enhancement to their method is proposed to handle priority for loads and paths while restoring service in SPS. The proposed method is illustrated with some case studies on a simplified SPS.