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Online Testbed for Evaluating Vulnerability of Deep Learning Based Power Grid Load Forecasters

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Author(s)

Himanshu Neema, Peter Volgyesi, Xenofon Koutsoukos, Thomas P. Roth, Cuong T. Nguyen

Abstract

Modern electric grids that integrate smart grid technologies require different approaches to grid operations. There has been a shift towards increased reliance on distributed sensors to monitor bidirectional power flows and machine learning based load forecasting methods (e.g., using deep learning). These methods are fairly accurate under normal circumstances, but become highly vulnerable to stealthy adversarial attacks that could be deployed on the load forecasters. This paper provides a novel model-based Testbed for Simulation-based Evaluation of Resilience (TeSER) that enables evaluating deep learning based load forecasters against stealthy adversarial attacks. The testbed leverages three existing technologies, viz. DeepForge: for designing neural networks and machine learning pipelines, GridLAB-D: for electric grid distribution system simulation, and WebGME: for creating web-based collaborative metamodeling environments. The testbed architecture is described, and a case study to demonstrate its capabilities for evaluating load forecasters is provided.
Proceedings Title
Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
Conference Dates
April 21, 2020
Conference Location
Sydney, -1

Keywords

power grid, load forecasting, machine learning, security, resilience, adversarial attacks, model- based testbed
Created July 7, 2020, Updated July 15, 2020