Using historical utility outage data to compute overall transmission grid resilience

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2019-01-01
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Kelly-Gorham, Molly
Hines, Paul
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Dobson, Ian
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) contains two focuses. The focus on Electrical Engineering teaches students in the fields of control systems, electromagnetics and non-destructive evaluation, microelectronics, electric power & energy systems, and the like. The Computer Engineering focus teaches in the fields of software systems, embedded systems, networking, information security, computer architecture, etc.

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The Department of Electrical Engineering was formed in 1909 from the division of the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering. In 1985 its name changed to Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. In 1995 it became the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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1909-present

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  • Department of Electrical Engineering (1909-1985)
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (1985-1995)

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Given increasing risk from climate-induced natural hazards, there is growing interest in the development of methods that can quantitatively measure resilience in power systems. This work quantifies resilience in electric power transmission networks in a new and comprehensive way that can represent the multiple processes of resilience. A novel aspect of this approach is the use of empirical data to develop the probability distributions that drive the model. This paper demonstrates the approach by measuring the impact of one potential improvement to a power system. Specifically, we measure the impact of additional distributed generation on power system resilience.

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This is a pre-print of the article Kelly-Gorham, Molly Rose, Paul Hines, and Ian Dobson. "Using historical utility outage data to compute overall transmission grid resilience." arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.06811 (2019). Posted with permission.

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