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Title: Impact of Cyber Attacks on High Voltage DC Transmission Damping Control

Abstract

Electric grids have evolved to being a huge cyberphysical system (CPS) that combines intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), computing resources, communication networks and electricity infrastructures. The wide attack surface and increasing dependence on communication make power systems vulnerable to cyber attacks. This paper studies the impact of cyber attacks on high voltage DC (HVDC) transmission oscillation damping control. Three kinds of cyber attack models are considered: timing attack , replay attack, and false data injection attack. The attacks are applied to the HVDC damping controller, which requires widearea measurements and long-distance communication. A modified IEEE New England 39-Bus AC-HVDC system is used as the test system. Simulation results have shown that all three kinds of attacks are capable of driving the AC-HVDC system into swing or unstable conditions.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1514722
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-130106
Journal ID: ISSN 1996-1073; ENERGA
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energies (Basel)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Energies (Basel); Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher:
MDPI AG
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; HVDC transmission; cyber-physical system; power system stability; oscillation damping

Citation Formats

Fan, Rui, Lian, Jianming, Kalsi, Karanjit, and Elizondo, Marcelo A. Impact of Cyber Attacks on High Voltage DC Transmission Damping Control. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.3390/en11051046.
Fan, Rui, Lian, Jianming, Kalsi, Karanjit, & Elizondo, Marcelo A. Impact of Cyber Attacks on High Voltage DC Transmission Damping Control. United States. doi:10.3390/en11051046.
Fan, Rui, Lian, Jianming, Kalsi, Karanjit, and Elizondo, Marcelo A. Tue . "Impact of Cyber Attacks on High Voltage DC Transmission Damping Control". United States. doi:10.3390/en11051046. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1514722.
@article{osti_1514722,
title = {Impact of Cyber Attacks on High Voltage DC Transmission Damping Control},
author = {Fan, Rui and Lian, Jianming and Kalsi, Karanjit and Elizondo, Marcelo A.},
abstractNote = {Electric grids have evolved to being a huge cyberphysical system (CPS) that combines intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), computing resources, communication networks and electricity infrastructures. The wide attack surface and increasing dependence on communication make power systems vulnerable to cyber attacks. This paper studies the impact of cyber attacks on high voltage DC (HVDC) transmission oscillation damping control. Three kinds of cyber attack models are considered: timing attack , replay attack, and false data injection attack. The attacks are applied to the HVDC damping controller, which requires widearea measurements and long-distance communication. A modified IEEE New England 39-Bus AC-HVDC system is used as the test system. Simulation results have shown that all three kinds of attacks are capable of driving the AC-HVDC system into swing or unstable conditions.},
doi = {10.3390/en11051046},
journal = {Energies (Basel)},
number = 5,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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  • Bahrman, Michael P.; Johnson, Brian K.
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