Impact of a surface nuclear blast on the transient stability of the power system

Christopher L. Barrett, Virgilio Centeno, Stephen Eubank, Cansin Yaman Evrenosoğlu, Achla Marathe, Madhav V. Marathe, Chetan Mishra, Henning Mortveit, Anamitra Pal, Arun Phadke, James Thorp, Anil Vullikanti, Mina Youssef

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Abstract

In this chapter, we study the consequences of an improvised nuclear detonation (IND) to the sub-transmission and distribution systems of Washington D.C. in the Eastern Interconnection (EI). We briefly discuss the geographical location of the blast and the interconnection of the power utility serving this area, with the neighboring power utilities. Analysis of the grid with respect to steady state stability as well as transient stability is performed to understand the impact of loss in load as a result of the blast. The steady state analysis alone does not offer a complete understanding of the loss of the neighboring substations. The transient stability analysis shows that for the simulated event, the system stabilizes approximately 7 s after the occurrence of the event. The stability of the system can be attributed to the fact that the drop in load was relatively small compared to the generation capacity of the EI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Information Infrastructures Security - 9th International Conference, CRITIS 2014, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages153-158
Number of pages6
Volume8985
ISBN (Print)9783319316635
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2014 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: Oct 13 2014Oct 15 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8985
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2014
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period10/13/1410/15/14

Keywords

  • Eastern interconnection
  • Improvised nuclear detonation
  • Stability analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Barrett, C. L., Centeno, V., Eubank, S., Evrenosoğlu, C. Y., Marathe, A., Marathe, M. V., Mishra, C., Mortveit, H., Pal, A., Phadke, A., Thorp, J., Vullikanti, A., & Youssef, M. (2016). Impact of a surface nuclear blast on the transient stability of the power system. In Critical Information Infrastructures Security - 9th International Conference, CRITIS 2014, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 8985, pp. 153-158). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8985). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31664-2_16