The Complex Network Analysis of Power Grid: A Case Study of the West Bengal Power Network

  • Himansu Das
  • Gouri Sankar Panda
  • Bhagaban Muduli
  • Pradeep Kumar Rath
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 243)


Complex network analysis is a new multidisciplinary approach to characterize the structure and function of power grid as a complex network to establish the communication topology between the grid stations. By taking this into consideration, we are trying to design a reliable system which continuously supplies power to the grid station which can able to avoid the cascading failures, i.e., blackouts. In this article, we model the power grid as an undirected graph through which the different connectivity of power grid is represented as a measure to evaluate structure and function of power grid. The goal of this paper is to characterize the topological structure of the West Bengal of India power grid and evaluate the performance of electricity infrastructures.


Grid computing Power grid Complex network Topological analysis Power system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Himansu Das
    • 1
  • Gouri Sankar Panda
    • 2
  • Bhagaban Muduli
    • 3
  • Pradeep Kumar Rath
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CSERoland Institute of TechnologyBerhampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of EEERoland Institute of TechnologyBerhampurIndia
  3. 3.Department of MCARoland Institute of TechnologyBerhampurIndia

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