Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Ian Dobson

Abstract

Large blackouts typically involve the cascading outage of transmission lines. However, little is known about the overall patterns of cascading outages. This research processes and initially examines observed utility data to explore the spatial spreading of cascading failure. The utility data is combined from two different sources, one year of recorded transmission line outages and a description of the grid connections. This requires extensive work relating different descriptions of the same grid. An initial analysis of the statistics of the spreading is presented, and the potential and implications of a new statistical approach to cascade spreading is assessed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3566

Copyright Owner

Lingyun Ding

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

44 pages

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