publication . Preprint . Other literature type . Article . 2005

Evaluating North American Electric Grid Reliability Using the Barabasi-Albert Network Model

David P. Chassin; Christian Posse;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2005
Abstract
The reliability of electric transmission systems is examined using a scale-free model of network structure and failure propagation. The topologies of the North American eastern and western electric networks are analyzed to estimate their reliability based on the Barabasi-Albert network model. A commonly used power system reliability index is computed using a simple failure propagation model. The results are compared to the values of power system reliability indices previously obtained using standard power system reliability analysis methods, and they suggest that scale-free network models are useful for estimating aggregate electric network reliability.
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free text keywords: Nonlinear Sciences - Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems, Nonlinear Sciences - Chaotic Dynamics, Statistics and Probability, Condensed Matter Physics, Electric power system, Power engineering, Scale-free network, Electric power transmission, Electronic engineering, Network model, Network topology, Grid, USable, Computer science
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