Campus Units

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science

Volume

26

Issue

11

First Page

113111

DOI

10.1063/1.4967736

Abstract

For a given minimum cost of the electricity dispatch, multiple equivalent dispatch solutions may exist. We explore the sensitivity of networks to these dispatch solutions and their impact on the vulnerability of the network to cascading failure blackouts. It is shown that, depending on the heterogeneity of the network structure, the blackout statistics can be sensitive to the dispatch solution chosen, with the clustering coefficient of the network being a key ingredient. We also investigate mechanisms or configurations that decrease discrepancies that can occur between the different dispatch solutions.

Comments

This article is published as Reynolds-Barredo, Jose M., David E. Newman, Benjamin A. Carreras, and Ian Dobson. "The interplay of network structure and dispatch solutions in power grid cascading failures." Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 26, no. 11 (2016): 113111. 10.1063/1.4967736. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

AIP Publishing LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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