Direct cyber-power interdependency study on microgrid control

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The control of a microgrid relies on intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) that continuously monitor the control system and run optimization algorithms to find the optimal stable condition. If any IED or communications network fails, the reliability of the microgrid is impacted. A cyber-power network is a combination of two heterogeneous networks, cyber and power, which are interconnected at certain points to create interdependencies. This paper discusses what happens when a control system fails and quantitatively evaluates the impact on microgrid reliability. Numerical results are presented to show the concept of interdependencies and to illustrate the impact of control system failure on the reliability of the microgrid.

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IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

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