Understanding Braess’ Paradox in power grids

  title={Understanding Braess’ Paradox in power grids},
  author={Benjamin Sch{\"a}fer and Thiemo Pesch and Debsankha Manik and J. Gollenstede and Guo-song Lin and Hans-Peter Beck and Dirk Witthaut and Marc Timme},
  journal={Nature Communications},
The ongoing energy transition requires power grid extensions to connect renewable generators to consumers and to transfer power among distant areas. The process of grid extension requires a large investment of resources and is supposed to make grid operation more robust. Yet, counter-intuitively, increasing the capacity of existing lines or adding new lines may also reduce the overall system performance and even promote blackouts due to Braess’ paradox. Braess’ paradox was theoretically modeled… 

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Virtual synchronous machine

  • H. BeckR. Hesse
  • Engineering
    2007 9th International Conference on Electrical Power Quality and Utilisation
  • 2007
Demands in the area of electrical energy generation and distribution, as a result of energy policies, are leading to far reaching changes in the structure of the energy supply, which is