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USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleProactive Failure Management in Smart Grids for Improved Resilience (A Methodology for Failure Prediction and Mitigation)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKaitović, I., S. Luković, and M. Malek
Conference NameIEEE GLOBECOM SmartGrid Resilience (SGR) Workshop
Date Published12/2015
Conference LocationSan Diego, CA, USA
KeywordsFailure Prediction, Proactive Management, Resilience, security, smart grid, Synchrophasor

A gradual move in the electric power industry towards Smart Grids brings several challenges to the system operation such as preserving its resilience and ensuring security. As the system complexity grows and a number of failures increases, the need for grid management paradigm shift from reactive to proactive is apparent and can be realized by employing advanced monitoring instruments, data analytics and prediction methods. In order to improve resilience of the Smart Grid and to contribute to efficient system operation, we present a blueprint of a comprehensive methodology for proactive failure management that may also be applied to manage other types of disturbances and undesirable changes. The methodology is composed of three main steps: (i) continuous monitoring of the most indicative features, (ii) prediction of failures and (iii) their mitigation. The approach is complementary to the existing ones that are mainly based on fast detection and localization of grid disturbances, and reactive corrective actions.