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Data Challenges In Asset Management of Power Distribution Systems: Review and Observations
Power system asset management involves several multidisciplinary activities to ensure the reliable, efficient, and safe operation of power equipment. One aspect of effective asset management is that planning and decision making have to be data driven. However, the use of data comes with a set of challenges. In this paper, we review the state-of-the-art of asset management, data management, and their links to power systems in particular. Previous literature is reviewed methodically based on keyword search and setting scores for different parameters of interest. Asset management strategies and activities are reviewed along with trends in data management. The review concludes with an observation that data quality and data availability are the most pressing current challenges in power system asset management.