A Critical Review of Robustness in Power Grids using Complex Networks Concepts
StatisticsView Usage Statistics
Full recordShow full item record
Author/sCuadra, Lucas; Salcedo-Sanz, Sancho; Del Ser, Javier; Jimenez-Fernandez, Silvia; Geem, Zong-Woo
This paper reviews the most relevant works that have investigated robustness in power grids using Complex Networks (CN) concepts. In this broad field there are two different approaches. The first one is based solely on topological concepts, and uses metrics such as mean path length, clustering coefficient, efficiency and betweenness centrality, among many others. The second, hybrid approach consists of introducing (into the CN framework) some concepts from Electrical Engineering (EE) in the effort of enhancing the topological approach, and uses novel, more efficient electrical metrics such as electrical betweenness, net-ability, and others. There is however a controversy about whether these approaches are able to provide insights into all aspects of real power grids. The CN community argues that the topological approach does not aim to focus on the detailed operation, but to discover the unexpected emergence of collective behavior, while part of the EE community asserts that this leads ...