Risk of Cascading Blackouts Given Correlated Component Outages

10 Apr 2019 Clarfeld Laurence A. Hines Paul D. H. Hernandez Eric M. Eppstein Margaret J.

Cascading blackouts typically occur when nearly simultaneous outages occur in k out of N components in a power system, triggering subsequent failures that propagate through the network and cause significant load shedding. While large cascades are rare, their impact can be catastrophic, so quantifying their risk is important for grid planning and operation... (read more)

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