This study is based on time-series data from the combined cycle utility gas turbines consisting of three-gas turbine units and one steam turbine unit. We construct a multi-stage vector autoregressive model for the nominal operation of powerplant assuming sparsity in the association among variables and use this as a basis for anomaly detection and prediction. This prediction is compared with the time-series data of the plant-operation containing anomalies. Granger causality networks, which are based on the associations between the time series streams, are learned as an important implication from the vector autoregressive modelling. Anomaly is detected by comparing the observed measurements against their predicted value.

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