System Vulnerability Analysis Using Graph Pathfinding Strategies in Partitioned Networks

Milad Ghiasi Rad, Pedram Gharghabi, Mohiyeddin Rahmani, Bamdad Falahati
2017 Journal of Power and Energy Engineering  
In this paper, a new method has been introduced to find the most vulnerable lines in the system dynamically in an interconnected power system to help with the security and load flow analysis in these networks. Using the localization of power networks, the power grid can be divided into several divisions of sub-networks in which, the connection of the elements is stronger than the elements outside of that division. By using our proposed method, the probable important lines in the network can be
more » ... dentified to do the placement of the protection apparatus and planning for the extra extensions in the system. In this paper, we have studied the pathfinding strategies in most vulnerable line detection in a partitioned network. The method has been tested on IEEE39bus system which is partitioned using hierarchical spectral clustering to show the feasibility of the proposed method.
doi:10.4236/jpee.2017.54003 fatcat:5dmi2t2lfza4dp4unyjl5qdjoa