Criticality and Risk Aspects of Large Cascading Blackouts

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This project focused on transmission system reliability, with the aim of understanding large, cascading failure blackouts and providing tools for analyzing and monitoring their risk.  In particular, the project worked to identify the threshold that leads to increased risk of cascading failure, express this threshold in terms of realistic power system parameters and develop criteria and monitoring tools to be applied in real power transmission systems.

Related Publications

Hart, Philip J, Thomas M Jahns, and Robert H Lasseter. "Performance characteristics of a hybrid CERTS microgrid electric vehicle charging station." 2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE). Pittsburgh, PA, USA: IEEE, 2014. 3309 - 3316.
Carreras, Benjamin A, V.E. Lynch, David E Newman, and Ian Dobson. "Blackout mitigation assessment in power transmission systems." 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Big Island, HI, USA: IEEE, 2003. 10 pp.
Dobson, Ian, David E Newman, Benjamin A Carreras, and Vickie E Lynch. "An Initial Complex Systems Analysis of the Risks of Blackouts in Power Transmission Systems." Conference on Power Systems and Communications Infrastructures for the Future. Beijing, China, 2002. 7.