Power Grid Complexity

Authors: Mei, Shengwei, Zhang, Xuemin, Cao, Ming

  • Develops the theoretical foundations on the basis of self-organized criticality
  • Models different blackout scenarios for large power grids
  • Examines vital engineering problems
  • Discusses a topic of much current interest in electrical engineering
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“Power Grid Complexity” introduces the complex system theory known as self-organized criticality (SOC) theory and complex network theory, and their applications to power systems. It studies the network characteristics of power systems, such as their small-world properties, structural vulnerability, decomposition and coordination strategies, and simplification and equivalence methods. The book also establishes four blackout models based on SOC theory through which the SOC of power systems is studied at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels.  Additionally, applications of complex system theory in power system planning and emergency management platforms are also discussed in depth. This book can serve as a useful reference for engineers and researchers working with power systems.

Shengwei Mei is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. Xuemin Zhang is a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. Ming Cao is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

 

 

About the authors

"Power Grid Complexity" introduces the complex system theory known as self-organized criticality (SOC) theory and complex network theory, and their applications to power systems. It studies the network characteristics of power systems, such as their small-world properties, structural vulnerability, decomposition and coordination strategies, and simplification and equivalence methods. The book also establishes four blackout models based on SOC theory through which the SOC of power systems is studied at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels.  Additionally, applications of complex system theory in power system planning and emergency management platforms are also discussed in depth. This book can serve as a useful reference for engineers and researchers working with power systems.

Shengwei Mei is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. Xuemin Zhang is a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. Ming Cao is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

 

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“Power Grid Complexity by Shengwei Mei, Xuemin Zhang, and Ming Cao is a timely and largely successful attempt to organize the various components of that multidisciplinary field. This book will provide researchers and professionals in the field with a comprehensive and valuable reference covering the main concepts and tools. … researchers will certainly appreciate the effort to gather those key topics together for the first time. Moreover, the book might also be useful for professionals working in power companies.” (Anna Carbone, Physics Today, June, 2013)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mei, Shengwei (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • SOC and Complex Networks

    Mei, Shengwei (et al.)

    Pages 29-94

  • Foundation of SOC in Power Systems

    Mei, Shengwei (et al.)

    Pages 95-132

  • Power Grid Growth and Evolution

    Mei, Shengwei (et al.)

    Pages 133-160

  • Complex Small-World Power Grids

    Mei, Shengwei (et al.)

    Pages 161-178

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Power Grid Complexity
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Tsinghua University Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16211-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16211-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 455
Additional Information
Jointly published with Tsinghua University Press.
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