Multi-Dimensional Output-Oriented Power System Resilience based on Degraded Functionality

Jaber Valinejad, Lamine Mili, C. Natalie van der Wal, Michael Von Spakovsky, Yijun Xu

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Power systems serve social communities that consist of residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As a result, the disaster resilience of a power system should account for social community resilience. The social behavior and psychological features of all stakeholders involved in a disaster influence the level of power system preparedness, mitigation, recovery, adaptability, and resilience. Hence, there is a need to consider the social community's effect on the power system and the dependence between them in determining a power system's resilient to human-made and natural hazards. The social community, such as a county, city, or state, consists of various stakeholders, e.g., social consumers, social prosumers, and utilities. In this paper, we develop a multi-dimensional output-oriented method to measure resilience. The three key ideas for measuring power system resilience are the multi-dimensionality, output-oriented, and degraded functionality aspects of the power system. To this end, we develop an artificial society based on neuroscience, social science, and psychological theories to model the behavior of consumers and prosumers and the interdependence between power system resilience, comsumer and prosumer well-being, and community capital. Both mental health and physical health are used as metrics of well-being, while the level of cooperation is used to measure community capital resilience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-0507-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4630-3
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) - Virtual at Washington, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


Conference2021 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual at Washington

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  • Power systems
  • Resilience
  • Community resilience
  • Social science
  • Artificial society


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