G. Bajracharya, T. Koltunowicz, R.R. Negenborn, Z. Papp, D. Djairam, B. De Schutter, and J.J. Smit, "Optimization of condition-based asset management using a predictive health model," Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 1529-1534, Aug. 2009.
In this paper, a model predictive framework is used to optimize the operation and maintenance actions of power system equipment based on the predicted health sate of this equipment. In particular, this framework is used to predict the health state of transformers based on their usage. The health state of a transformer is hereby given by the hot-spot temperature of the paper insulation of the transformer and is predicted using the planned loading of the transformer. The actual loading of the transformer is subsequently optimized using these predictions.