Power grid vulnerability to geographically correlated failures — Analysis and control implications

@article{Bernstein2014PowerGV,
  title={Power grid vulnerability to geographically correlated failures — Analysis and control implications},
  author={Andrey Bernstein and Daniel Bienstock and David Hay and Meric Uzunoglu and Gil Zussman},
  journal={IEEE INFOCOM 2014 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications},
  year={2014},
  pages={2634-2642}
}
We consider line outages in the transmission network of the power grid, and specifically those caused by natural disasters or large-scale physical attacks. In such networks, an outage of a line may lead to overload on other lines, thereby leading to their outage. Such a cascade may have devastating effects not only on the power grid but also on the interconnected communication networks. We study a model of such failures and show that it differs from other models used to analyze cascades (e.g… 
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