Campus Units

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.322

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

First Page

2584

Last Page

2593

DOI

10.1109/HICSS.2016.322

Conference Date

January 5-8, 2016

City

Koloa, HI

Abstract

Many critical infrastructures such as the power transmission grid are heterogeneous both in their basic structure and in some of their underlying characteristics, This heterogeneity can be good for system robustness if it reduces the spread of failures or bad if it adds risk or vulnerability to the system. In this paper we investigate the effect of heterogeneity in the strength of the links between parts of the system network structures, as well as the balance of local generation and demand, on the robustness of the power transmission grid using the OPA complex system model of the power transmission system. It is found that increasing or decreasing the reliability of the links between parts of the grid changes the likelihood of different size failures with neither being optimal for all sizes. Furthermore, imbalances between load and generation in the local regions further degrades the system reliability.

Comments

This is a manuscript of a proceeding published as Carreras, Benjamin A., David E. Newman, Ian Dobson, and JM Reynolds Barredo. "The impact of local power balance and link reliability on blackout risk in heterogeneous power transmission grids." In System Sciences (HICSS), 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on, pp. 2584-2593. IEEE, 2016. 10.1109/HICSS.2016.322. Posted with permission.

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