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Cascading Network Failure in Power Grid Blackouts

  • Ian DobsonEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_264-2


Cascading failure consists of complicated sequences of dependent failures and can cause large blackouts. The emerging risk analysis, simulation, and modeling of cascading blackouts are briefly surveyed, and key references are suggested.


Outage Branching process Simulation Dependent failures Risk Power law 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Joe Chow
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA