PRA for vulnerability assessment of power system infrastructure security

Kang Lin, Keith Holbert

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Abstract

Since September 11, 2001 the security of major national infrastructures has become a critical concern to government and industry. This paper reviews different types of threats (physical and cyber) and sources of these threats in electric power systems, describes the projects undertaken by the government and industry to address the security issues of the power system infrastructure, and presents a vulnerability assessment methodology for power networks. Finally, this paper considers probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methods and the challenges to PRA, and proposes the use of PRA in electric power system vulnerability assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Thirteenth International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, TIME 2006
Pages43-51
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event37th Annual North American Power Symposium, 2005 - Ames, IA, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2005Oct 25 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 37th Annual North American Power Symposium, 2005
Volume2005

Other

Other37th Annual North American Power Symposium, 2005
CountryUnited States
CityAmes, IA
Period10/23/0510/25/05

Keywords

  • Event tree analysis
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • PRA
  • Vulnerability assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lin, K., & Holbert, K. (2005). PRA for vulnerability assessment of power system infrastructure security. In Proceedings - Thirteenth International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, TIME 2006 (pp. 43-51). [1560500] (Proceedings of the 37th Annual North American Power Symposium, 2005; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/NAPS.2005.1560500