Simulating Impacts of Extreme Events on Grids with High Penetrations of Wind Power Resources

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Abstract

As extreme weather events become more frequent and intense, the demand for connecting grid operation and infrastructure planning with extreme event models will increase as well. We present a methodology for creating damage contingencies and scenarios for electric transmission grids during a hurricane strike. Using WIND Toolkit meteorological data in conjunction with fragility curves for various electric grid elements, we generate stochastic damage scenarios that can be used for short-and long-Term planning problems, e.g., emergency asset management. Included is an example case study: Hurricane Dolly damaging a synthetic 2000-bus test system during its landing in Southern Texas. We perform statistical analysis of damages and discuss topological effects on the example synthetic grid. Also, we include a cursory evaluation of impacts using simplified operational models. Finally, we discuss how our method can be extended to use even higher-fidelity meteorological data sets and suggest directions for future work.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2022 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 202228 Apr 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period25/04/2228/04/22

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-2C00-80639 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-2C00-83849

Keywords

  • contingencies
  • data-driven forecasting
  • fragility curve
  • hurricane damages
  • risk quantification
  • scenario-based optimization
  • Transmission grid planning

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