Quantitative Model and Metrics of Electrical Grids’ Resilience Evaluated at a Power Distribution Level
AbstractThis paper presents a framework to systematically measure and assess power grids’ resilience with a focus on performance as perceived by customers at the power distribution level. The proposed framework considers an analogous measure of availability as a basic metric for resilience and defines other key resilience-related concepts and metrics, such as resistance and brittleness. This framework also provides a measurement for the degree of functional dependency of loads on power grids and demonstrates how the concepts of resilience and dependency are inherently related. It also discusses the implications of considering human-centered processes as fundamental constituting components of infrastructure systems. Thanks to its quantitative nature, the proposed resilience framework enables the creation of tools to evaluate power grids’ performance as a lifeline and to assess the effects of plans for optimal electrical power infrastructure deployment and operation. The discussion is supported by practical examples and empirical records from field damage assessments conducted after recent notable natural disasters. View Full-Text
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Kwasinski, A. Quantitative Model and Metrics of Electrical Grids’ Resilience Evaluated at a Power Distribution Level. Energies 2016, 9, 93.
Kwasinski A. Quantitative Model and Metrics of Electrical Grids’ Resilience Evaluated at a Power Distribution Level. Energies. 2016; 9(2):93.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kwasinski, Alexis. 2016. "Quantitative Model and Metrics of Electrical Grids’ Resilience Evaluated at a Power Distribution Level." Energies 9, no. 2: 93.
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