Engineering resilient cyber-physical systems

T. J. Overbye
2012 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting  
The Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is a multi-university Center conducting research on challenges facing the electric power industry and educating the next generation of power engineers. More information about PSERC can be found at the Center's website: http://www.pserc.org. Executive Summary At never before our modern lifestyle depends on a reliable supply of electricity. Brief power outages can be inconvenient and costly, while wide-scale blackouts lasting even a few days
more » ... uld rapidly become deadly. This thrust area considers various aspects of resiliency of the electric power grid. In short, a resilient power grid should be able to degrade gradually under increasing system stress, and then to return to its pre-disturbance condition when the disturbance is removed. The grid should be able to "keep the all the lights on" under small to moderate system disturbances, and to keep at least some level of system service even in the event of severe system disturbances.
doi:10.1109/pesgm.2012.6344943 fatcat:e6tmsh7wgngqvcktwbbb6g57tu