Argonne National Laboratory

An Optimization Approach for Identifying and Prioritizing Critical Components in a Power System

TitleAn Optimization Approach for Identifying and Prioritizing Critical Components in a Power System
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKim, K
Report NumberANL/MCS-P7076-0717
AbstractIdentifying critical components is an important task in designing resilient grid systems and in developing suitable mitigation and restoration strategies. While rare and often unpredictable, failure in such components can be catastrophic and capable of disabling large portions of a grid system and associated connected systems. For example, a sequence of coordinated cyber and physical attacks can be designed to cascade and progressively take down large sections of the power grid. Similarly, combinations of weather and manmade disruptions or combinations of wind ramping events can create large disruptions.
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