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Strategies and Roadmaps to Meet Grid Challenges for Safety and Reliability

  • Vahid Madani
  • Roger L. King
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Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Abstract

The electric power grid is a highly complex system with unique challenges for ensuring safety and reliability of operations. The high degree of interconnectivity and dynamism of loads, sources, and lines has introduced vulnerability. These challenges include such factors as: aging infrastructure, transmission expansion to meet growing demands, distributed resources, congestion management, reliability coordination, renewable energy integration, etc. Other challenges facing the industry include balancing between resource adequacy, safety, reliability, economics, environmental constraints, and other public purpose objectives to optimize transmission and distribution resources to meet the needs of the end users. This paper describes some strategies to meet grid challenges in providing reliable power delivery. Solutions are offered through applications of modern technology, advanced feedback control schemes using wide-area measurements, wide-area visualization techniques, and intelligent operational tools using IEC-61850 and information semantics to improve grid reliability under complicated power system conditions. The goal is to provide a vision for a comprehensive and systematic approach to meeting the grid safety and reliability management challenges through new information services.

Keywords

Power System Geographic Information System Smart Grid Optimal Power Flow Phasor Measurement Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Gas and ElectricOaklandUSA
  2. 2.Mississippi State UniversityMississippi StateUSA

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