Power system blackouts - Literature review

Atputharajah, Arulampalam and Saha, Tapan K. (2009). Power system blackouts - Literature review. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems. Fourth International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, (460-465). 28-31 December, 2009. doi:10.1109/ICIINFS.2009.5429818


Author Atputharajah, Arulampalam
Saha, Tapan K.
Title of paper Power system blackouts - Literature review
Conference name Fourth International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems
Conference location Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Conference dates 28-31 December, 2009
Convener Fernando. Manjula
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems
Journal name 2009 International Conference On Industrial and Information Systems
Place of Publication Piscataway NJ, USA
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/ICIINFS.2009.5429818
ISBN 9781424448371
Start page 460
End page 465
Total pages 6
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Increasing electrical energy demand, modern lifestyles and energy usage patterns have made the world fully dependant on power systems. This instigated mandatory requirements for the operators to maintain high reliability and stability of the power system grid. However, the power system is a highly nonlinear system, which changes its operations continuously. Therefore, it is very challenging and uneconomical to make the system be stable for all disturbances. The system is usually designed to handle a single outage at a time. However, during the last decade several major blackouts were reported and all of them started with single outages. Each major blackout was mandatorily and transparently reported to the public. The properly written blackout reports help to minimize the operational risk, by strengthening the system and its operations based on selected high risk contingencies. In the last decade, several major blackouts were reported separately in many research papers. This paper lists a good collection of properly reported literatures on power system stability and reliability including history of blackouts. Some critical comments on root causes, lessons learnt from the blackouts and solutions are addressed while briefly discussing the blackout events presented in published literatures.
Subjects 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
850603 Energy Systems Analysis
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Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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