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Limits in Modeling Power Grid Topology



Brian D. Cloteaux


Because of their importance to infrastructure, a number of studies have examined the structural properties of power grids and have proposed random topological models of them. We examine the ability to create generalized models of power grid structure by comparing real data sets to see where inherent modeling limitations occur. We then propose a possible mechanism for why these networks differ in their structure, and the implications these differences have in creating power grid models. Finally, we introduce a new grid model for power grids with a radial-style architecture.
Proceedings Title
IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Network Science
Conference Dates
April 29-May 1, 2013
Conference Location
West Point, NY


power system modeling


Cloteaux, B. (2013), Limits in Modeling Power Grid Topology, IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Network Science , West Point, NY, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created April 29, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017