A Review of Cyber-Physical Energy System Security Assessment

Theis Bo Rasmussen, Guangya Yang, Arne Hejde Nielsen, Zhaoyang Dong

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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.
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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


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