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Title: ARRA: Reconfiguring Power Systems to Minimize Cascading Failures - Models and Algorithms

Building on models of electrical power systems, and on powerful mathematical techniques including optimization, model predictive control, and simluation, this project investigated important issues related to the stable operation of power grids. A topic of particular focus was cascading failures of the power grid: simulation, quantification, mitigation, and control. We also analyzed the vulnerability of networks to component failures, and the design of networks that are responsive to and robust to such failures. Numerous other related topics were investigated, including energy hubs and cascading stall of induction machines
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  1. Iowa State University
  2. Unversity of Michigan
  3. University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Technical Report
Research Org:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE SC Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (SC-21); USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING Power grids, cascading power failures, blackouts, simulation, control, optimization, vulnerability analysis, network design