Real-time blackout prevention in response to decentralized cyberattacks on a smart grid

Arash Asrari, Meisam Ansari, Javad Khazaei, Valentina Cecchi

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Abstract

In smart distribution networks, an essential responsibility of system operators is to effectively respond to the detected cyberattacks in order to prevent any possible blackout. This paper proposes a reaction framework for the distribution system operator (DSO) to respond to decentralized cyberattacks implemented on several distributed generation (DG) retailers, electric vehicle (EV) retailers, and demand response (DR) retailers. Due to the false data injections on the clients of DG / EV / DR retailers, wrong aggregated data will be submitted to the DSO. If a proper response is not provided, system has to rely on the targeted market participants which can result in congestion / blackout. As a result, we propose a real-time smart distribution network reconfiguration (RSDNR) framework for DSO to result in a system topology such that 1) minimum reliance on attacked retailers is required for system operation and 2) convenience of market participants is minimally affected by the administrative reaction of DSO. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme is validated on a well-known 136-bus distribution system modified with DGs and flexible loads which can provide DR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728144368
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Event2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2020 - College Station, United States
Duration: Feb 6 2020Feb 7 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2020
CountryUnited States
CityCollege Station
Period2/6/202/7/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Asrari, A., Ansari, M., Khazaei, J., & Cecchi, V. (2020). Real-time blackout prevention in response to decentralized cyberattacks on a smart grid. In 2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2020 [9042567] (2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2020). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEC48276.2020.9042567