EECS Tech Talk
Title: Power System Modeling for Cyber and Physical Security of Electrical Infrastructure
Speaker: Professor Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez
Abstract: Due to the variety of mechanisms involved, it is challenging to protect and control power systems undergoing emergency operation, such as cascading failures, caused by natural or adversarial events. Remedial action schemes and power system restoration procedures remain non-standardized and are often not uniformly implemented across system operators. The first part of this talk will illustrate an open source power system dynamic simulator that integrates distributed and wide-area protective schemes. For example, load shedding and islanding have been successful protection measures in restraining propagation of contingencies and large cascading outages. The second part of this talk focuses on the modeling and simulation integration of initiating contingencies that capture a diverse set of hazards for electrical infrastructure, as well as discussing future strategies to improve energy access and resilience in modern topologies like microgrids.