Assessment Framework for Electric Power Systems Under Hypothetical Wind Storm Trajectories

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Conference Proceeding

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


The connectivity of alive portions of the power system network is of prime importance to begin the recovery efforts after the landfall and impact of a storm. In this paper, the modeling of pre-, during, and post-disaster electric power system infrastructure is presented. These models characterize the landfall and impact of a storm. Graph representation is utilized to establish the network properties. Models are used to propose an assessment framework to evaluate the impact of a storm on the overhead power lines in a region. The Puerto Rico electrical power system is taken as an example to present the modeling procedures. Results indicates that our framework effectively estimate the affected lines and circuits due to a wind storm impact. This framework can be used for system planning of future high-impact, low-probability (HILP) events.

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2022 17th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2022