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On smart grid communications reliability

Kounev, V and Lévesque, M and Tipper, D and Gomes, T (2015) On smart grid communications reliability. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper, we discuss the communications reliability requirements posed by the smart power grid with a focus on communications in support of wide area situational awareness. Implementation of wide area situational awareness relies on both transmission substation networks and wide area optical networks. We study the reliability of a sample communications network of the California Power Grid and find that its reliability falls short of proposed requirements. To overcome this issue, we consider the problem of designing the network to meet the reliability requirements while minimizing the network cost. Therefore, we propose two greedy iterative heuristics and a heuristic integer linear programming (H-ILP) model using minimum cut-sets for network reliability optimization. The greedy iterative algorithms outperform the H-ILP approach in terms of cost, but require a larger amount of computing resources. Both proposed models are in fact complementary and thus provide a framework to optimize the reliability of smart grid communications networks.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kounev, Vvkounev@pitt.eduVKOUNEV
Lévesque, M
Tipper, Ddtipper@pitt.eduDTIPPER0000-0002-9429-6425
Gomes, T
Date: 2 July 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: 2015 11th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks, DRCN 2015
Page Range: 33 - 40
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/drcn.2015.7148982
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781479977956
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 18:03
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 13:55


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