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Barriers to a Wide-Area Trusted Network Early Warning System for Electric Power Disturbances

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Barriers to a Wide-Area Trusted Network Early Warning System for Electric Power Disturbances
It is apparent that perturbations of the North American electric power grid follow the patterns and characteristics of Self Organized Critical (SOC) systems. Published studies show SOC systems exhibit statistical properties that may result in early warning systems predicting electric power instability and loss of reliability. However, in order for such an early warning system to exist, a trusted wide-area data network must collate information from disparate subsystems and compile that information into homogenous data records for input to a modeling system. This paper explores similarities between widearea trusted computer networks and the needs of a widearea trusted network early warning system for electric power instability. An analysis of commercial equipment used in power stations uncovers disparate access methods and protocols that inhibit interoperability, and yet that problem has been mitigated in computer networking. Recent advances lend hope that wide-area data collection and ...
Paul W. Oman, Jeff Roberts
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where HICSS
Authors Paul W. Oman, Jeff Roberts
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