Interdependency Analysis in Electric Power Systems

  • Silvano Chiaradonna
  • Felicita Di Giandomenico
  • Paolo Lollini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5508)


Electric Power Systems (EPS) are composed by two interdependent infrastructures: Electric Infrastructure (EI) and its Information-Technology based Control System (ITCS), which controls and manages EI. In this paper we address the interdependency analysis in EPS focusing on the cyber interdependencies between ITCS and EI, aiming to evaluate their impact on blackouts-related indicators. The obtained results contribute to better understand the EPS vulnerabilities, and are expected to provide useful guidelines towards enhanced design choices for EPS protection at architectural level.


Power Line Power Grid Power Demand Electric Power System Transmission Grid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvano Chiaradonna
    • 1
  • Felicita Di Giandomenico
    • 1
  • Paolo Lollini
    • 2
  1. 1.ISTI Dept.Italian National Research CouncilPisaItaly
  2. 2.Dip. Sistemi e InformaticaUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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