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Cyber-Security Constrained Placement of FACTS Devices in Power Networks from a Novel Topological Perspective

H Parastvand, O Bass, MAS Masoum, A Chapman, S Lachowicz

IEEE Access | IEEE | Published : 2020


Optimal placement of flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) devices and the cyber-security of associated data exchange are crucial for the controllability of wide area power networks. The placement of FACTS devices is studied in this paper from a novel graph theoretic perspective, which unlike the existing approaches, purely relies on topological characteristics of the underlying physical graphs of power networks. To this end, the maximum matching principle (MMP) is used to find the set of required FACTS devices for the grid controllability. In addition, the cyber-security of the most critical data related to the FACTS controllers is guaranteed by introducing the concept of moderated- $..

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