Campus Units

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Article

Conference

54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Publication Version

Published Version

Link to Published Version

http://hdl.handle.net/10125/71021

Publication Date

2021

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

First Page

3340

Last Page

3349

Conference Title

54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Conference Date

January 5-8, 2021

Abstract

Cordova is a town of approximately 2,000 people located on the southern coast of Alaska. A power grid for a town this size, with a large seasonal fishing economy, is considered a moderate to large sized microgrid in terms of power produced. Understanding the vulnerabilities and risks of failures in such a grid is important for planning and operations. Investigating these characteristics in the context of complex system dynamics is a novel approach. The analysis of Cordova’s microgrid is a case study relevant to a large class of microgrid communities. We analyze the outage data based on size, cause characteristics and load demand on the system and find long time correlations and power laws in the failure size distributions. Finally we apply a risk metric to give a single numerical value to the risk of an outage occurring during certain time periods and under certain conditions.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Bowker, Anna, David Newman, Benjamin Carreras, Daisy Huang, Ian Dobson, and Clay Koplin. "Characteristics and Risk of Microgrid Outages from a Complex Systems Point of View." In Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2021): 3340-3349. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/71021. Posted with permission.

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en

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