Cascading Network Failure in Power Grid Blackouts

@inproceedings{Dobson2015CascadingNF,
  title={Cascading Network Failure in Power Grid Blackouts},
  author={Ian Dobson},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Systems and Control},
  year={2015}
}
  • I. Dobson
  • Published in
    Encyclopedia of Systems and…
    2015
  • Physics
Cascading failure consists of complicated se- quences of dependent failures and can cause large blackouts. The emerging risk analysis, simula- tion, and modeling of cascading blackouts are briefly surveyed, and key references are sug- gested. 
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