Machine Learning and Data Science in the Power Generation Industry

Machine Learning and Data Science in the Power Generation Industry

Best Practices, Tools, and Case Studies

1st Edition - January 14, 2021

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  • Editor: Patrick Bangert
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197424
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226001

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Machine Learning and Data Science in the Power Generation Industry explores current best practices and quantifies the value-add in developing data-oriented computational programs in the power industry, with a particular focus on thoughtfully chosen real-world case studies. It provides a set of realistic pathways for organizations seeking to develop machine learning methods, with a discussion on data selection and curation as well as organizational implementation in terms of staffing and continuing operationalization. It articulates a body of case study–driven best practices, including renewable energy sources, the smart grid, and the finances around spot markets, and forecasting.

Key Features

  • Provides best practices on how to design and set up ML projects in power systems, including all nontechnological aspects necessary to be successful
  • Explores implementation pathways, explaining key ML algorithms and approaches as well as the choices that must be made, how to make them, what outcomes may be expected, and how the data must be prepared for them
  • Determines the specific data needs for the collection, processing, and operationalization of data within machine learning algorithms for power systems
  • Accompanied by numerous supporting real-world case studies, providing practical evidence of both best practices and potential pitfalls


Power industry experts and practitioners working either in engineering, production, maintenance or management. Individual contributors in charge of actually carrying out a project or managers at all levels who want to create a project, product, or service based on ML. Graduate students and early career researchers working in power systems and power generation, or in computational aspects of power

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    Patrick Bangert
    2. Data science, statistics, and time series
    Patrick Bangert
    3. Machine learning
    Patrick Bangert
    4. Introduction to machine learning in the power generation industry
    Patrick Bangert
    5. Data management from the DCS to the historian and HMI
    Jim Crompton
    6. Getting the most across the value chain
    Robert Maglalang
    7. Project management for a machine learning project
    Peter Dabrowski
    8. Machine learning-based PV power forecasting methods for electrical grid management and energy trading
    Marco Pierro, David Moser, and Cristina Cornaro
    9. Electrical consumption forecasting in hospital facilities
    A. Bagnasco, F. Fresi, M. Saviozzi, F. Silvestro, and A. Vinci
    10. Soft sensors for NOx emissions
    Patrick Bangert
    11. Variable identification for power plant efficiency
    Stewart Nicholson and Patrick Bangert
    12. Forecasting wind power plant failures
    Daniel Brenner, Dietmar Tilch, and Patrick Bangert

Product details

  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: January 14, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197424
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226001

About the Editor

Patrick Bangert

Dr. Patrick Bangert is the Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Samsung SDS where he leads both the AI software development and AI consulting groups that each provide various offerings to the industry. He is the founder and Board Chair of Algorithmica Technologies, providing real-time process modeling, optimization, and predictive maintenance solutions to the process industry with a focus on chemistry and power generation. His doctorate from UCL specialized in applied mathematics, and his academic positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory made use of optimization and machine learning for magnetohydrodynamics and particle accelerator experiments. He has published extensively across optimization and machine learning and their relevant applications in the real world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Samsung SDSA, San Jose, CA, United States, and Founder and Board Chair of Algorithmica Technologies GmbH, Bad Nauheim, Germany

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