Emergency Control of Power Systems

Major power system blackouts are a low probability, high impact event. The present responses from power system operators are able to avoid most predictable events. When more unexpected events occur, the best response and the appropriate level need to be determined quickly. The integration of new tools for dynamic control and automated processes for emergency control, offer a unique opportunity to reduce vulnerability and to limit the potential for one failure to trigger another. This project appraises the network points which are most stressed and determines the combination to relieve that stress without an excessive impact on customers.


Funding: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
Project Partners: 
  • The University of Queensland
  • Queensland University of Technology
Status: Completed


Chief Investigator/s: 
  • Professor G. Ledwich
  • Dr Z. Y. Dong
  • Professor Tapan Saha