Title: Social impact based contingency screening and ranking

Authors: James A. Momoh, Yi Zhang, Philip Fanara Jr., Haydar Kurban, L. Jide Iwarere

Addresses: Center for Energy System and Control (CESaC), Department of Electrical Engineering, Howard University, Washington DC 20059, USA. ' Center for Energy System and Control (CESaC), Department of Electrical Engineering, Howard University, Washington DC 20059, USA. ' Department of Finance, Howard University, Washington DC 20059, USA. ' Department of Economics, Howard University, Washington DC 20059, USA. ' Department of Finance, Howard University, Washington DC 20059, USA

Abstract: This paper develops a new index to rank the contingencies in different partitioned areas of networks. The new index considers the social and economic impacts of the contingencies and ranks them by using an overall index that combines these effects with technical factors. This overall index is implemented in the Western Systems Coordinating Council (WSCC) system. Load flow is run in different scenarios; and real power losses, Available Transmission Capability (ATC), and Expected Socially Unserved Energy (ESUE) are compared.

Keywords: contingency screening; contingency ranking; public perception; socio-economic factors; social impacts; economic impacts; expected socially unserved energy; available transmission capability; critical infrastructures; electricity infrastructures; EPNES; efficiency; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2007.011548

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2007 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.124 - 141

Published online: 01 Dec 2006 *

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