A Review of Cyber-Physical Energy System Security Assessment

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Increasing penetration of renewable energy resources (RES) and electrification of services by implementing distributed energy resources (DER) has caused a paradigm shift in the operation of the power system. The controllability of the power system is predicted to be shifted from the generation side to the consumption side. This transition entails that the future power system evolves into a complex cyber-physical energy
system (CPES) with strong interactions between the power, communication and neighboring energy systems. Current power system security assessment methods are based on centralized computation and N-1 contingencies, while these risks should still be considered in the future CPES, additional factors are affecting the system security. This paper serves as a review of the challenges entailed by transforming the power system
into a CPES from a security assessment perspective. It gives an indication of theoretical solutions to CPES challenges and proposes a new framework for security assessment in CPES.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference
Number of pages6
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference: Towards and Beyond Sustainable Energy Systems - University Place, University of Manchester., Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017


Conference12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference
LocationUniversity Place, University of Manchester.
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Communication system
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Distributed power generation
  • Power System Security
  • Security Assessment

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