We have developed the research project REDCRIT between 2017 and 2019 to assess the vulnerability of gas and electricity transmission infrastructures in Spain.
FINAL PROJECT REPORT – DOWNLOAD HERE
PROJECT TITLE: Scale-free networks for analysis of vulnerability and resilience of interdependent infrastructures
Granted by: Dirección General de Investigación Científica y Técnica, Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. Proyecto ENE2016-77172-R
Newsletter October 2018
By Jose M. Yusta and Jesus Beyza
In 2018 hackers gained access to the control centers of US electric utilities, allowing them to control the status of switches and affect the power flow. IEEE PES Task Force on Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures has addressed graph theory as an emerging technology on the vulnerability assessment of cascading failures. In this exact sense, we develop a robustness assessment of highly interdependent gas and electric power transmission systems applying a cascading failure methodology based on graph theory in complex networks. A real 400-kV electricity transmission network and an 80-bar natural gas transmission network have been jointly evaluated by means of a graph composed of 2031 nodes and 2154 links. The deliberate disintegration of the tightly coupled networks would only require eliminating approximately 1% of the nodes, confirming the weakness of the energy infrastructures against new cyber threats.
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It has been a great experience attending the conference IEEE Andescon 2018, Cali (Colombia) from 22 to 24th August 2018, as invited speaker in the two following activities:
Tutorial course: “Techniques for Evaluating Reliability, Robustness and Resilience in Power Systems” http://ieee-andescon.org/tutorials.html
Keynote speaker: “Vulnerability of energy infrastructures: new challenges, new solutions” http://ieee-andescon.org/keynotes.html