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.
A. Lininger et al., "Use of Max-Flow on FACTS Devices," Proceedings of the 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS '07 (2007, Las Cruces, NM), pp. 288-294, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Oct 2007.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NAPS.2007.4402324
39th North American Power Symposium NAPS '07 (2007: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Las Cruces, NM)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
FACTS Placement; Cascading Failure; Maximum Flow; Power System; Flexible AC transmission systems
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
Article - Conference proceedings
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