On proving recoverability of smart electrical grids

Seppo Horsmanheimo, Maryam Kamali, Mikko Kolehmainen, Mats Neovius, Luigia Petre, Mauno Rönkkö, Petter Sandvik

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    Smart electrical grids refer to networked systems for distributing and transporting electricity from producers to consumers, by dynamically configuring the network through remotely controlled (dis)connectors. The consumers of the grid have typically distinct priorities, e.g., a hospital and an airport have the highest priority and the street lighting has a lower priority. This means that when electricity supply is compromised, e.g., during a storm, then the highest priority consumers should either not be affected or should be the first for whom electricity provision is recovered. In this paper, we propose a general formal model to study the provability of such a property. We have chosen Event-B as our formal framework due to its abstraction and refinement capabilities that support correct-by-construction stepwise development of models; also, Event-B is tool supported. Being able to prove various properties for such critical systems is fundamental nowadays, as our society is increasingly powered by dynamic digital solutions to traditional problems
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNASA Formal Methods
    Subtitle of host publication6th International Symposium, NFM 2014
    EditorsJulia M. Badger, Kristin Yvonne Rozier
    Place of PublicationCham
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-06200-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-06199-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event6th NASA Formal Methods Symposium, NFM 2014 - Houston, TX, United States
    Duration: 29 Apr 20141 May 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


    Conference6th NASA Formal Methods Symposium, NFM 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityHouston, TX


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