Achieving Cost-Effective Power Grid Hardening through Transmission Network Topology Control

Vulnerability of power grid is a critical issue in power industry. In order to understand and reduce power grid vulnerability under threats, existing research often employs defender-attacker-defender (DAD) models to derive effective protection plans and evaluate grid performances under various contingencies. Transmission line switching (also known as topology control) is an effective operation to mitigate … Read more

Optimal Power Grid Protection through A Defender-Attacker-Defender Model

Power grid vulnerability is a major concern of modern society, and its protection problem is often formulated as a tri-level defender-attacker-defender model. However, this tri-level problem is compu- tationally challenging. In this paper, we design and implement a Column-and-Constraint Generation algorithm to derive its optimal solutions. Numerical results on an IEEE system show that: (i) … Read more