An Evolutionary Computation Approach for Smart Grid Cascading Failure Vulnerability Analysis
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The cyber-physical security of smart grid is of great importance since it directly concerns the normal operating of a system. Recently, researchers found that organized sequential attacks can incur large-scale cascading failure to the smart grid. In this paper, we focus on the line-switching sequential attack, where the attacker aims to trip transmission lines in a designed order to cause significant system failures. Our objective is to identify the critical line-switching attack sequence, which can be instructional for the protection of smart grid. For this purpose, we develop an evolutionary computation based vulnerability analysis framework, which employs particle swarm optimization to search the critical attack sequence. Simulation studies on two benchmark systems, i.e., IEEE 24 bus reliability test system and Washington 30 bus dynamic test system, are implemented to evaluate the performance of our proposed method. Simulation results show that our method can yield a better performance comparing with the reinforcement learning based approach proposed in other prior work.
2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2019
Jiang, He, Zhenhua Wang, and Haibo He. "An Evolutionary Computation Approach for Smart Grid Cascading Failure Vulnerability Analysis." 2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2019 , (2019): 332-338. doi:10.1109/SSCI44817.2019.9002979.