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ICS-2 Seminar: Dirk Witthaut - Prediction and spreading of failures in supply networks

Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK-STE   

31.05.2016 11:00 Uhr
Seminarraum 2001, Geb. 04.16

The robust supply with electric power is fundamental for economy, industry and our daily life. In periods of high loads the breakdown of a single transmission line can cause a global cascade of failures implying large-scale outages with potentially catastrophic consequences. Such periods of high loads are expected to become more likely in the future, as electric power from renewable sources is often generated far away from the consumers.

In this talk I will discuss the stability of power grids to transmission line failures from a network science perspective, addressing the following questions: Which links are indispensable for network operation? How does a failure spread? Which parts of a network are affected by the initial failure?


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gompper
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