Investigation of cascading events in power systems with renewable generation

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The paper introduces a framework for characterisation and investigation of cascading events in power systems with renewable generation using time domain dynamic simulations. The paper aims at identifying the cascading event patterns by including protection device operation in RMS simulations and analyzing them. The cascading events are characterised by the power system components involved, the sequence of trippings and the reason for failure (e.g. voltage/frequency), while considering a wide range of possible operating conditions defined by economic dispatch. Changes in observed cascading failure patterns for different operating conditions are identified and investigated, taking also into consideration the impact of renewable generation. The framework is demonstrated on a modified version of the Anderson-Fouad 9 bus model incorporating renewable generation and protection devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781728171005
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2020


  • cascading events
  • cascading failures
  • dynamic simulation
  • protection
  • renewable generation

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