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Optimal Power Flow Contingency Planning for Electrical Grid Systems Under N-K Failure Scenarios

Woehleke, Sarah
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Woehleke, Sarah
Advisor
Garcia, Alfredo
Abstract
The current N-1 requirements for electrical grid contingency planning are no longer adequate to address the increasing complexity of a grid system containing growing numbers of automated components and renewable energy generation sources. The often unpredictable nature of renewable generation resources coupled with the vulnerability of the automated components to cyber interventions opens up grid systems to the possibility of coordinated cyber-physical attacks on multiple grid components as well as simultaneous multiple component failures. This research will address methods for grid security contingency planning on N-K failure and attack scenarios by testing different parameters within the Cross-Entropy Method framework for combinatorial optimization.
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Systems Engineering, MS, 2015
Published Date
2015-06-18
Degree
MS
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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