Operational Resilience Metrics for a Complex Electrical Network

  • Alberto TofaniEmail author
  • Gregorio D’Agostino
  • Antonio Di Pietro
  • Giacomo Onori
  • Maurizio Pollino
  • Silvio Alessandroni
  • Vittorio Rosato
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10707)


The Electrical Distribution Network is a Critical Infrastructure which plays a primary role in citizen life. Resilience is a relevant property to be achieved as it allows the network to withstand all types of perturbations affecting its functions and allowing to provide its service with continuity. Resilience comes out from a combination of a number of specific properties related to both intrinsic network technologies and to operator’s management skills. This work reports on the results obtained by using a model for estimating Resilience applied to a real network (the electrical distribution network of the city of Roma) which accounts for most of the parameters influencing the effective resilience of the network. Results confirm that the model can appropriately handle a real network and provide valuable insights to electrical operators.


Resilience metrics Electrical distribution network (Inter)dependency Cascading failures 



This work was developed from

- the FP7 Network of Excellence CIPRNet, which is being partly funded by the European Commission under grant number FP7-312450-CIPRNet. The European Commissions support is gratefully acknowledged;

- the Italian national project RoMA (Resilience enhancement Of a Metropolitan Area SCN-00064).

Responsibility for the information and views expressed herein lies entirely with the authors. The authors wants to further acknowledge the support and the contributions of several colleagues during the course of the CIPRNet and RoMA projects: Erich Rome and Jingquan Xie (IAIS, Fraunhofer Institute, Bonn), Luca Pelliccia and Roberto Baccini (Telecom Italia SpA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Tofani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gregorio D’Agostino
    • 1
  • Antonio Di Pietro
    • 1
  • Giacomo Onori
    • 2
  • Maurizio Pollino
    • 1
  • Silvio Alessandroni
    • 3
  • Vittorio Rosato
    • 1
  1. 1.ENEA Casaccia Research CentreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity of RomaTreRomeItaly
  3. 3.Areti SpARomeItaly

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