Evaluation of electric grid automation under flood hazards

M. Hurkala, H. Nikula, S. Sierla, Tommi Karhela, B. O Halloran, V. Vyatkin

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Abstract

Electric grid automation is designed so that any single component failure can be isolated, and that supply can be quickly restored to the remainder of the network. However, environmental hazards such as flooding may cause the failure of several components in the grid, resulting in an unforeseen loss of power. Automation may be helpful in limiting the consequences of environmental hazards, but no methods exist for assessing grid automation against plausible hazards. Such a method is proposed in thi paper. An underground electric grid, its automation and flood in the environment are simulated, and interfaces are defined so that flood, steam and condensing water may damage components in the grid simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2013, 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages4380-4385
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-0224-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Nov 201313 Nov 2013
Conference number: 39

Conference

Conference39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013
Abbreviated titleIECON 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/11/1313/11/13

Keywords

  • electric grid automation
  • risk assessment
  • flooding

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    Hurkala, M., Nikula, H., Sierla, S., Karhela, T., O Halloran, B., & Vyatkin, V. (2013). Evaluation of electric grid automation under flood hazards. In Proceedings: IECON 2013, 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 4380-4385). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2013.6699840