Abstract

FACTS devices can be used to mitigate cascading failures in a power grid by controlling the power flow in individual lines. Placement and control are significant issues. We present a procedure for determining whether a scenario can be mitigated using the concept of maximum flow. If it can be mitigated, we determine what placement and control setting will solve the scenario. This paper treats fourteen cascading failure scenarios and reports on the use of the max-flow algorithm both in determining the mitigation of each scenario and in finding FACTS settings that will mitigate the scenario.

Meeting Name

39th North American Power Symposium NAPS '07 (2007: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Las Cruces, NM)

Department(s)

Computer Science

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

FACTS Placement; Cascading Failure; Maximum Flow; Power System

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Flexible AC transmission systems

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1-4244-1726-1

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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