Software Implementation of Online Risk-Based Security Assessment

M. Ni, J. D. McCalley, V. Vittal, S. Greene, C. W. Ten, V. S. Ganugula, T. Tayyib

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This paper describes software implementation for online risk-based security assessment that computes indices based on probabilistic risk for use by operators in the control room to assess system security levels as a function of existing and near-future network conditions. Focus is on speed enhancement techniques that are essential for online application and result visualization methods that offer clear and meaningful ways to enhance human assimilation and comprehension of security levels. Results of testing on a series of 1600 bus power flow models retrieved from the energy management system of a large U.S. utility are presented and serve to illustrate the benefits of the software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Power Engineering Review
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Security assessment
  • cascading
  • control center
  • decision-making
  • operations
  • overload
  • probabilistic risk
  • uncertainty
  • visualization
  • voltage instability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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