Accession Number:

ADA411052

Title:

Optimizing Electric Grid Design Under Asymmetric Threat

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This research develops analytical techniques to help improve the security of electric power grids subject to disruptions caused by terrorist attacks and even by natural disasters. Our new bilevel mathematical models and optimization techniques identify critical system components e.g., transmission lines, generators, transformers, and other power system elements by creating maximally disruptive attack plans for terrorists who are assumed to have limited offensive resources. Results for standard, reliability-benchmark, test networks are presented. We also discuss trilevel models for actually selecting a set of budget-limited system upgrades that minimizes the potential for disruption.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE