A Risk-Based Methodology and Tool Combining Threat Analysis and Power System Security Assessment
AbstractA thorough investigation of power system security requires the analysis of the vulnerabilities to natural and man-related threats which potentially trigger multiple contingencies. In particular, extreme weather events are becoming more and more frequent due to climate changes and often cause large load disruptions on the system, thus the support for security enhancement gets tricky. Exploiting data coming from forecasting systems in a security assessment environment can help assess the risk of operating power systems subject to the disturbances provoked by the weather event itself. In this context, the paper proposes a security assessment methodology, based on an updated definition of risk suitable for power system risk evaluations. Big data analytics can be useful to get an accurate model for weather-related threats. The relevant software (SW) platform integrates the security assessment methodology with prediction systems which provide short term forecasts of the threats affecting the system. The application results on a real wet snow threat scenario in the Italian High Voltage grid demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach with respect to conventional security approaches, by complementing the conventional “N − 1” security criterion and exploiting big data to link the security assessment phase to the analysis of incumbent threats. View Full-Text
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Ciapessoni, E.; Cirio, D.; Pitto, A.; Marcacci, P.; Lacavalla, M.; Massucco, S.; Silvestro, F.; Sforna, M. A Risk-Based Methodology and Tool Combining Threat Analysis and Power System Security Assessment. Energies 2018, 11, 83.
Ciapessoni E, Cirio D, Pitto A, Marcacci P, Lacavalla M, Massucco S, Silvestro F, Sforna M. A Risk-Based Methodology and Tool Combining Threat Analysis and Power System Security Assessment. Energies. 2018; 11(1):83.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ciapessoni, Emanuele; Cirio, Diego; Pitto, Andrea; Marcacci, Pietro; Lacavalla, Matteo; Massucco, Stefano; Silvestro, Federico; Sforna, Marino. 2018. "A Risk-Based Methodology and Tool Combining Threat Analysis and Power System Security Assessment." Energies 11, no. 1: 83.
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