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PAPER TOPICS

- NEW PAPERS
- RESILIENCE
- COMPLEX SYSTEMS AND RISK
- overviews
- self-organized criticality and risk of blackouts
- risk of cascading failure
- analyzing real blackout data
- UTILITY ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS
- synchrophasors and cutset angles for smart grid
- voltage collapse blackouts
- loading margin to voltage collapse
- closest bifurcations in voltage collapse
- oscillations and transient stability
- available transfer capability
- climate
change

- POWER ELECTRONICS
- NONLINEAR DYNAMICS

Towards using utility data to quantify
how investments would have increased the wind resilience of
distribution systems

A Ahmad, I Dobson

to appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

Risk assessment and mitigation of
cascading failures using critical line sensitivities

Y Dai, M Noebels, R Preece, M Panteli, I Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 39, no 2, March 2024, pp
3937-3948

Ranking the impact of interdependencies
on power system resilience using stratified sampling of
utility data

MR Kelly-Gorham, PDH Hines, I Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 39, no 1, Jan 2024, pp
1251-1262

Analyzing cascading failures and
blackouts using utility outage data

I Dobson

Chapter 2 of book: Cascading failures in power grids

Kai Sun (ed), Springer Nature 2024

Grid restoration after extreme weather
events

S Ekisheva, DK Pratt, M Kachadurian, WG Martin, J Norris, I
Dobson

Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, Grenoble,
France, October 2023

Models, metrics, and their formulas for
typical electric power system resilience events

I Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 38, no 6,
November 2023, pp 5949-5952

How long is a resilience
event in a transmission system?: Metrics and models driven by
utility data

I Dobson, S Ekisheva

IEEE Transactions on
Power Systems, vol 39, no 2, March 2024, pp
2814-2826

The most frequent N-k line outages
occur in motifs that can improve contingency selection

K Zhou, I Dobson, Z Wang

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 39, no 1, January
2024, pp 1785-1796

Assessing transmission resilience
during extreme weather with outage and restore processes

S Ekisheva, J Norris, I Dobson, R Rieder

Probability Methods Applied to Power Systems, Manchester
UK, 2022

Feedback control approaches for
restoration of power grids from blackouts

JM Miller, HN Villegas Pico, I Dobson, A Bernstein, B Cui

Power Systems Computation Conference, Porto, Portugal,
June 2022

and Electric Power Systems Research, vol 211, 108414, October
2022

Investment planning for
earthquake-resilient electric power systems considering
cascading outages

B Cheng, L Nozick, I Dobson

Earthquake Spectra, 2022

A
Markovian influence graph formed from utility line outage data
to mitigate large cascades

K Zhou, I Dobson, Z Wang, A Roitershtein, AP Ghosh

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 35, no 4, July
2020, pp 3224-3235

Finding a Zipf
distribution and cascading propagation metric in utility line
outage data

I Dobson

preprint arXiv:1808.08434 [physics.soc-ph]

Extracting resilience metrics from
distribution utility data using outage and restore process
statistics

NK Carrington, I Dobson, Z Wang

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 36, no 6,
November 2021, pp 5814-5823.

Methods for analysis and quantification
of power system resilience

A Stankovic et al,

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 38, no 5, pp 4774-4787,
September 2023

Resilience of electric utilities during
the COVID-19 pandemic in the

framework of the CIGRE definition of power system resilience

S Skarvelis-Kazakos, M Van Harte, M Panteli, E Ciapessoni, D
Cirio,

A Pitto, R Moreno, C Kumar, C Mak, I Dobson, C Challen, M Papic,
C Rieger

International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy
Systems, vol 186, March 2022

Impact
of extreme weather on North American transmission system
outages

S Ekisheva, R Rieder, J Norris, M Lauby, I Dobson

IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 2021

Transmission grid outage statistics
extracted from a web page logging outages in Northeast America

NK Carrington, I Dobson, Z Wang

North American Power Symposium, College Station TX USA,
November 2021

Bayesian estimates of transmission line
outage rates that consider line dependencies

K Zhou, JR Cruise, CJ Dent, I Dobson, L Wehenkel, Z Wang, AL
Wilson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 36, no 3, March
2021, pp 1095-1106

Characteristics
and risk of microgrid outages from a complex systems point of
view

AL Bowker, DE Newman, BA Carreras, D Huang, I Dobson, C Koplin

Fifty-fourth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences,
January 2021.

Using
utility outage statistics to quantify improvements in bulk
power system resilience

MR Kelly-Gorham, P Hines, K Zhou, I Dobson

Power Systems Computation Conference, Porto, Portugal,
June 2020

and Electric Power Systems Research, vol 189, 106676, December
2020

Applying
Bayesian estimates of individual transmission line outage
rates

K Zhou, JR Cruise, CJ Dent, I Dobson, L Wehenkel, Z Wang, AL
Wilson

Probability Methods Applied to Power Systems, Liege,
Belgium, August 2020

Can
the Markovian influence graph simulate cascading resilience
from historical outage data?

K Zhou, I Dobson, Z Wang

Probability Methods Applied to Power Systems, Liege,
Belgium, August 2020

Using historical
utility outage data to compute overall transmission grid
resilience

MR Kelly-Gorham, P Hines, I Dobson

Modern Electric Power Systems Conference, Wrocław Poland,
September 2019

preprint; arXiv:1906.06811 [physics.soc-ph]

Seismic
retrofit
for electric power systems

N. Romero, L.K. Nozick, I. Dobson, N. Xu, D.A. Jones

Earthquake Spectra, vol 31, no 2, May 2015, pp 1157-1176

Transmission
and
generation expansion to mitigate seismic risk

N. Romero, L.K. Nozick, I. Dobson, N. Xu, D.A. Jones

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 28, no 4, November 2013,
pp 3692-3701

Investment
planning for electric power systems under terrorist threat

N. Romero, N. Xu, L.K. Nozick, I. Dobson, D. Jones

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 27, no 1, February 2012,
pp 108-116

Implications
of an inverse branching aftershock sequence model

D.L. Turcotte, S.G. Abaimov, I. Dobson, J.B. Rundle

Physical Review E, vol 79, no 1, 016101, 2009

overviews

Complex systems analysis of series of blackouts: cascading failure, critical points, and self-organization

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, D.E. Newman

Chaos, vol. 17, 026103, June 2007

Towards
quantifying cascading blackout risk

I. Dobson, K.R. Wierzbicki, J. Kim, H. Ren,

Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control-VII, Charleston SC USA,
August 2007

Initial
review of methods for cascading failure analysis in
electric power transmission systems

IEEE PES CAMS Task Force on Cascading Failure

IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Pittsburgh PA
USA, July 2008

Statement
to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

I. Dobson

Reliability Technical Conference, Washington DC, June 4 2015

Benchmarking
and validation of cascading failure analysis tools

IEEE Working Group on Cascading Failures

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 31, no 6, November 2016,
pp 4887 - 4900

Critical
points and transitions in an electric power transmission model
for cascading failure blackouts

B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, I. Dobson, D.E. Newman,

Chaos, vol 12, no 4, December 2002, pp 985-994

copyright 2002 American Institute of Physics; official link

* B.A.
Carreras et al.,Chaos, 12, 985 (2002)*

Blackout
mitigation assessment in power transmission systems

B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, I. Dobson, D.E. Newman

Thirty-sixth Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Hawaii, January 2003

Complex
dynamics of blackouts in power transmission systems

B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, I. Dobson, D.E. Newman

Chaos, vol 14, no 3, September 2004, pp 643-652

* copyright 2002 American Institute of Physics;
**official link**
B.A. Carreras
et al.,Chaos, 14, 643 (2004)*

The
impact of various upgrade strategies on the long-term
dynamics and robustness of the transmission grid

D.E. Newman, B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, I. Dobson

Electricity Transmission in Deregulated Markets, conference at
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, December 2004

Risk
assessment in complex interacting infrastructure systems

D. E. Newman, B. Nkei, B. A. Carreras, I. Dobson, V. E. Lynch,
P. Gradney

Thirty-eighth Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Hawaii, January 2005

Understanding
the effect of risk aversion on risk

U. Bhatt, D.E. Newman, B.A. Carreras, I. Dobson

Thirty-eighth Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Hawaii, January 2005

Interdependent
risk in interacting infrastructure systems

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, P. Gradney, V.E. Lynch, I.
Dobson

Fortieth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences,
Hawaii, January 2007

Evaluating
the effect of upgrade, control and development strategies on
robustness and failure risk of the power transmission grid

D.E. Newman, B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, I. Dobson

Forty-first Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Hawaii, January 2008

Long-term
effect of the n-1 criterion on cascading line outages in an
evolving power transmission grid

H. Ren, I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 23, no 3, August 2008,
pp 1217-1225

A
simple model for the reliability of an infrastructure system
controlled by agents

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson, M. Zeidenberg

Forty-second Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Hawaii, January 2009

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson, M. Zeidenberg

Chaos, vol 19, 043107, October 2009

Carreras et al, Chaos 19 (2009)

Dynamics of an economics model for generation coupled to the OPA power transmission model

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, M. Zeidenberg, I. Dobson

Forty-third Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, January 2010

The impact of distributed generation on power transmission grid dynamics

D.E. Newman, B.A. Carreras, M. Kirchner, I. Dobson,

Forty-fourth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, January 2011

Exploring complex systems aspects of blackout risk and mitigation

D.E. Newman, B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol 60, no 1, March 2011, pp 134-143

Determining the vulnerabilities of the power transmission system

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson

Forty-fifth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Hawaii, January 2012

Risk metrics for dynamic complex infrastructure systems such as the power transmission grid

D.E. Newman, B.A. Carreras, N.S. Degala, I. Dobson

Forty-fifth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Hawaii, January 2012

Validating OPA with WECC data

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson, N.S. Degala

Forty-sixth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Hawaii, January 2013

Transdisciplinary electric power grid science

C.D. Brummitt, P.D.H. Hines, I. Dobson, C. Moore, R.M. D'Souza

opinion piece, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol 110, no 30, July 2013, p 12159

Thresholds and complex dynamics of interdependent cascading infrastructure systems

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson, V.E. Lynch, P. Gradney

Chapter 5, pp. 95-114, in G. D'Agostino and A. Scala (eds.)

Networks of Networks: The Last Frontier of Complexity

Springer Switzerland 2014, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03518-5_5

The impact of size and inhomogeneity on power transmission
network complex system dynamics

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson

Forty-seventh Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Big Island, HI January 2014

Does
size matter?

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson

Chaos, vol 24, no 2, 023104, 2014

* copyright 2014 American Institute of Physics;
**official link**
Carreras
et al, Chaos 24 (2014)*

Lambda-gaga:
towards a new metric for the complex system state of the
electrical grid

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson

Forty-eighth Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Kauai, HI January 2015

The impact of local power balance and link reliability on blackout risk in heterogeneous power transmission grids

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson, J. M. Reynolds Barredo

Forty-ninth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI January 2016

The interplay of network structure and dispatch solutions in power grid cascading failures

J. M. Reynolds-Barredo, D.E. Newman, B.A. Carreras, I. Dobson

Chaos, vol. 26, no. 11, 113111, 2016

Reynolds-Barredo et al, Chaos 26 (2016)

Validating the OPA cascading blackout model on a 19402 bus transmission network with both mesh and tree structures

B.A. Carreras, J. M. Reynolds Barredo, I. Dobson, D.E. Newman

Fifty-second Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI January 2019

B.A. Carreras, J. M. Reynolds Barredo, I. Dobson, D.E. Newman

Chaos, vol 29,

Carreras et al, Chaos 29 (2019)

power system simulations and probabilistic models

Cascading
dynamics and mitigation assessment in power system
disturbances

via a hidden failure model

J. Chen, J.S. Thorp, I. Dobson

International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems,
vol 27, no 4, May 2005, pp 318-326

doi:10.1016/j.ijepes.2004.12.003

Dynamical
and probabilistic approaches to the study of blackout
vulnerability

of the power transmission grid

B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson

Thirty-seventh Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Hawaii, January 2004

A
branching process approximation to cascading load-dependent
system failure

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman

Thirty-seventh Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Hawaii, January 2004

Probabilistic
load-dependent cascading failure with limited component
interactions

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and System, Vancouver
Canada, May 2004

A
criticality approach to monitoring cascading failure risk
and failure propagation in transmission systems

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman

Electricity Transmission in Deregulated Markets,
conference at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA,
December 2004

A
loading-dependent model of probabilistic cascading failure

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman

Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, vol
19, no 1, Jan 2005, pp 15-32

Estimating
failure propagation in models of cascading blackouts

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, B. Nkei, D.E. Newman

Probability in the Engineering and Informational
Sciences, vol 19, no 4, October 2005, pp 475-488

(journal publication of conference paper in Probability
Methods Applied to Power Systems, Ames Iowa, 2004)

An
estimator of propagation of cascading failure

I. Dobson, K.R. Wierzbicki, B.A. Carreras, V.E. Lynch, D.E.
Newman

Thirty-ninth Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, January 2006

An
approach to statistical estimation of cascading failure
propagation in blackouts

K.R. Wierzbicki, I. Dobson

CRIS, Third International Conference on Critical
Infrastructures, Alexandria VA, Sept. 2006

Criticality
in a cascading failure blackout model

D.P. Nedic, I. Dobson, D.S. Kirschen, B.A. Carreras, V.E.
Lynch

International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems,
vol 28, 2006, pp 627-633

(journal publication of paper in 15th Power Systems
Computation Conference, Liege Belgium, August 2005)

doi:10.1016/j.ijepes.2006.03.006

Where
is the edge for cascading failure?: challenges and
opportunities for quantifying blackout risk

I. Dobson

IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Tampa FL USA,
June 2007

I. Dobson

chapter for Wiley handbook of science and technology for homeland security, 2010

Propagation of load shed in cascading line outages simulated by OPA

J. Kim, I. Dobson

COMPENG 2010: Complexity in Engineering, Rome Italy, February 2010

Testing branching process estimators of cascading failure with data from a simulation of transmission line outages

Link above is author's preprint. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com

I. Dobson, J. Kim, K.R. Wierzbicki

Risk Analysis, vol 30, no 4, pp. 650-662, 2010

Approximating a loading-dependent cascading failure model with a branching process

J. Kim, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol 59, no 4, Dec. 2010, pp 691-699

Estimating propagation and distribution of load shed in simulations of cascading blackouts

J. Kim, K.R. Wierzbicki, I. Dobson, R.C. Hardiman

IEEE Systems Journal, vol 6, no 3, September 2012, pp 548-557

Cascading stall of many induction motors in a simple system

H. Wu, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 27, no 4, Nov 2012

pp 2116-2126, DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2189420

Analysis of cascading infrastructure failures

I. Dobson

chapter for Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, 2010

"Dual graph" and "random chemistry" methods for cascading failure analysis

P. Hines, I. Dobson, E. Cotilla-Sanchez, M. Eppstein

Forty-sixth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Hawaii, January 2013

Splitting method for speedy simulation of cascading blackouts

J. Kim, J.A. Bucklew, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 28, no 3, Aug 2013

pp 3010-3017, DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2231887

How many occurrences of rare blackout events are needed to estimate event probability?

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 28, no 3, Aug 2013

pp 3509-3510, DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2242700

Towards estimating the statistics of simulated cascades of outages with branching processes

J. Qi, I. Dobson, S. Mei

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 28, no 3, Aug 2013

pp 3410-3419, DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2243479

Analysis
of induction motor cascading stall in a simple system based
on the CASCADE model

H. Wu, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 28, no 3, Aug 2013

pp 3184-3193, DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2244924

P.D.H. Hines, I. Dobson, P. Rezaei

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 32, no 2, March 2017, pp 958-967

Cascading blackout overall structure and some implications for sampling and mitigation

I. Dobson, D.E. Newman

International Journal Electrical Power and Energy Systems

vol 86, March 2017, pp 29-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2016.09.006

Towards incorporating protection and uncertainty into cascading failure simulation and analysis

I. Dobson, A. Flueck, S. Aquiles-Perez, S. Abhyankar, J. Qi

Probability Methods Applied to Power Systems, Boise, ID, June 2018

Benchmarking quasi-steady state cascading outage analysis methodologies

IEEE PES Cascading Failure Working Group

Probability Methods Applied to Power Systems, Boise, ID, June 2018

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson, A.B. Poole

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol 51, no 9, Sept. 2004, pp 1733-1740

Branching process models for the exponentially increasing portions of cascading failure blackouts

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman

Thirty-eighth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, Jan. 2005

Using transmission line outage data to estimate cascading failure propagation in an electric power system

H. Ren, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II, vol 55, no 9, Sept. 2008, pp 927-931

Number and propagation of line outages in cascading events in electric power transmission systems

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras

48th Allerton Conference, UIUC, IL USA, Sept. 2010

Estimating the propagation and extent of cascading line outages from utility data with a branching process

I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 27, no 4, Nov 2012

pp 2146-2155, DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2190112

Obtaining statistics of cascading line outages spreading in an electric transmission network from standard utility data

I. Dobson, B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, J.M. Reynolds-Barredos

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 31, no 6, November 2016, pp 4831-4841

North American blackout time series statistics and implications for blackout risk

B.A. Carreras, D.E. Newman, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 31, no 6, November 2016, pp 4406-4414

Comparing a transmission planning study of cascading with historical line outage data

M. Papic, I. Dobson

PMAPS conference, Beijing China, October 2016

Heavy-tailed transmission line restoration times observed in utility data

S. Kancherla, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 33, no 1, January 2018, pp 1145-1147

Exploring cascading outages and weather via processing historic data

I. Dobson, N.K. Carrington, K. Zhou, Z. Wang, B.A. Carreras, J.M. Reynolds-Barredos

51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, Jan. 2018

Can an influence graph driven by outage data determine transmission line upgrades

that mitigate cascading blackouts?

K. Zhou, I. Dobson, P.D.H. Hines, Z. Wang

Probability Methods Applied to Power Systems, Boise, ID, June 2018

Finding a Zipf distribution and cascading propagation metric in utility line outage data

I. Dobson

ArXiv preprint, August 2018

A Markovian influence graph formed from utility line outage data to mitigate large cascades

Kai Zhou, Ian Dobson, Zhaoyu Wang, Alexander Roitershtein, Arka P. Ghosh

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 35, no 4, July 2020, pp 3224-3235

Bayesian estimates of transmission line outage rates that consider line dependencies

K Zhou, JR Cruise, CJ Dent, I Dobson, L Wehenkel, Z Wang, AL Wilson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 36, no 2, March 2021, pp 1095-1106

Observed acceleration of cascading outages

M Noebels, I Dobson, M Panteli

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 36, no 4 July 2021, pp 3821-3823

I. Dobson, M. Parashar, C. Carter

best paper award, 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai HI, Jan. 2010

A cutset area concept for phasor monitoring

I. Dobson, M. Parashar

IEEE PES General Meeting, Minneapolis July 2010

New angles for monitoring areas

I. Dobson

IREP Symposium: Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control VIII, Buzios, Brazil, August 2010

Voltages across an area of a network

I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems vol. 27, no. 2, May 2012, pp. 993-1002

Locating line outages in a specific area of a power system with synchrophasors

H. Sehwail, I. Dobson

North American Power Symposium, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL, September 2012

Applying synchrophasor computations to a specific area

H. Sehwail, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 28, no 3, Aug 2013

pp 3503-3504, DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2248957

Area angles monitor area stress by responding to line outages

A. Darvishi, I. Dobson, A. Oi, C. Nakazawa

NAPS North American Power Symposium, Manhattan KS USA September 2013

Synchrophasor monitoring of single line outages via area angle and susceptance

A. Darvishi, I. Dobson

NAPS North American Power Symposium, Pullman WA, September 2014

Monitoring voltage collapse margin by measuring the area voltage across several transmission lines with synchrophasors

L. Ramirez, I. Dobson

IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, National Harbor MD, July 2014

Monitoring voltage collapse margin with synchrophasors across transmission corridors with multiple lines and multiple contingencies

L. Ramirez, I. Dobson

IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Denver CO, July 2015

Threshold-based monitoring of cascading outages with PMU measurements of area angle

A. Darvishi, I. Dobson

ArXiv preprint November 2014

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 31, no 3, May 2016, pp. 2116-2124.

On two-bus equivalents of transmission corridors

C.D. Vournas, L. Ramirez, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 3, May 2016, pp. 2497-2498

Real-time area angle monitoring using synchrophasors: a practical framework and utility deployment

W Ju, I Dobson, K Martin, K Sun, N Nayak, I Singh, H Silva-Saravia, A Faris, L Zhang, Y Wang

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol 12, no 1, pp 859-870, January 2021

also see oscillations and PMU

I. Dobson, H.-D. Chiang

Systems and Control Letters, Vol. 13, 1989, pp. 253-262

On
voltage
collapse in electric power systems

H.-D. Chiang, I. Dobson, R.J. Thomas, J.S. Thorp, L.
Fekih-Ahmed

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 5, No. 2, May 1990, pp.
601-611

Observations on the geometry of saddle node bifurcation

and voltage collapse in electric power systems

I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, Part 1, Vol. 39, No. 3,
March 1992, pp. 240-243

Point of collapse methods applied to AC/DC power systems

C.A. Canizares, F.L. Alvarado, C.L. DeMarco, I. Dobson, W.F.
Long

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 7., No. 2, May 1992, pp.
673-683

Voltage collapse in power systems

I. Dobson, H. Glavitsch, C.C. Liu, Y. Tamura, K. Vu

IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, vol. 8, no. 3, May 1992,
pp. 40-45

Voltage collapse precipitated by the immediate change in
stability

when generator reactive power limits are encountered

I. Dobson, L. Lu

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, Part 1, vol. 39, no. 9,
Sept. 1992, pp. 762-766

Q-V Curve interpretations of energy measures for voltage
security

T.J. Overbye, I. Dobson, C.L. DeMarco

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 1994, pp.
331-340

Chapter 2: Basic Theoretical Concepts

I. Dobson, T. Van Cutsem, C. Vournas, C. DeMarco,

M. Venkatasubramanian, T. Overbye, C. Canizares

in Voltage Stability Assessment: Concepts, Practices and
Tools

IEEE PES Power system stability subcommittee special
publication

IEEE product number SP101PSS, ISBN 0780378695, 2002.

and voltage collapse in electric power systems

I. Dobson, L. Lu

IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, vol 37, no. 10, October 1992, pp. 1616-1620

Sensitivity of the loading margin to voltage collapse with
respect to arbitrary parameters

S. Greene, I. Dobson, F.L. Alvarado

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 12, no. 1, February 1997,
pp. 262-272

Contingency ranking for voltage collapse via sensitivities
from a single nose curve

S. Greene, I. Dobson, F.L. Alvarado

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 14, no. 1, February 1999,
pp. 232-240

The
irrelevance
of electric power system dynamics for the

loading
margin
to voltage collapse and its sensitivities

I. Dobson

Nonlinear Theory and its Applications, IEICE, vol. 2, no. 3,
July 2011, pp. 263-280

New
methods for computing a closest saddle node bifurcation

and worst case load power margin for voltage collapse

I. Dobson, L. Lu

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 8, no. 3, August 1993, pp.
905-913

Computation
of closest bifurcations in power systems

F.L. Alvarado, I. Dobson, Y. Hu

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 9, no. 2, May 1994, pp.
918-928

Sensitivity
of Hopf bifurcations to power system parameters

I. Dobson, F.L. Alvarado, C.L. DeMarco

31st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Tucson AZ,
December 1992, pp. 2928-2933

Avoiding
and suppressing oscillations, final report for PSerc
project

I. Dobson, F.L. Alvarado, C.L. DeMarco, P. Sauer, S. Greene,
H. Engdahl, J. Zhang

PSerc publication 00-01, December 1999, available from
http://www.pserc.wisc.edu/

Is strong modal resonance a precursor to power system
oscillations?

I. Dobson, J. Zhang, S. Greene, H. Engdahl, P.W. Sauer

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, Part 1, vol. 48, no. 3,
March 2001, pp. 340-349

Strong resonance effects in normal form analysis and
subsynchronous resonance

I. Dobson

Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control V, August 26-31,
2001, Onomichi, Japan, pp. 563-574

Scaling
of normal form analysis coefficients under coordinate
change

I. Dobson, E. Barocio

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 19, no. 3, August 2004, pp.
1438-1444

Modifying
eigenvalue interactions near weak resonance

V. Auvray, I. Dobson, L. Wehenkel

IEEE International Symposium Circuits & Systems,
Vancouver Canada, May 2004, vol. 5, pp 992-995

Perturbations
of weakly resonant power system electromechanical modes

I. Dobson, E. Barocio

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 20, no. 1, Feb. 2005,
pp 330-337

Counterexamples
to a method for identifying Hopf bifurcations without
eigenvalue calculation

J. Arroyo, I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-II, vol. 54, no. 5, May
2007, pp 432-434

Synchrony
and your morning coffee

I. Dobson

News and Views article, Nature Physics, vol 9, no 3, March
2013, pp 133-134

A
formula for damping interarea oscillations with
generator redispatch

Sarai Mendoza-Armenta, I. Dobson

IREP Symposium-Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control IX,
August 2013, Rethymnon, Greece

Applying
a formula for generator redispatch to damp interarea
oscillations using synchrophasors

Sarai Mendoza-Armenta, I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol 31, no 4, July 2016, pp
3119-3128

Sensitivity
of transient stability critical clearing time

S. Sharma, S. Pushpak, V. Chinde, I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol 33, no 6, November 2018, pp
6476-6486

Sensitivity of transfer capability margins with a fast
formula

S. Greene, I. Dobson, F.L. Alvarado

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 34-40,
February 2002

Transfer
capability calculator and tutorial web site

I. Dobson, S. Greene, R. Rajaraman, F.L. Alvarado, C.L.
DeMarco,

M. Glavic, A. DeSouza, R. Zimmerman, R.J. Thomas et al.

Electric power transfer capability: Concepts,
applications, sensitivity, uncertainty

I. Dobson, S. Greene, R. Rajaraman, C.L. DeMarco, F.L.
Alvarado,

M. Glavic, J. Zhang, R. Zimmerman, PSerc publication
01-34, November 2001

Quantifying transmission reliability margin

J. Zhang, I. Dobson, F.L. Alvarado

International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy
Systems, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 697-702, 2004

doi:10.1016/j.ijepes.2004.05.002

M. Kezunovic, I. Dobson, Y. Dong

Balkan Power Conference, Šibenik Croatia, September 2008

Key technical challenges for the electric power industry and climate change

L.M. Beard, J.B. Cardell, I. Dobson, F. Galvan, D. Hawkins, W. Jewell, M. Kezunovic, T.J. Overbye, P.K. Sen, D.J. Tylavsky

IEEE Trans. Energy Conversion, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 465-473, June 2010

.

I. Dobson

IEE Proceedings, Part A, Vol. 134, No. 1, pp. 67-83, January 1987

Geometric
description of bridge rectifier operational modes using
regular polygons,

I. Dobson

IEE Proceedings, Part A, Vol. 134, No. 1, pp. 85-88,
January 1987

(mainly utility power electronics)

S.G. Jalali, R.H. Lasseter, I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 9, no. 3, July 1994, pp.1609-1615

Damping
and resonance in a high power switching circuit

I. Dobson, S.G. Jalali, R. Rajaraman

chapter in Systems and Control Theory for Power Systems

(eds. J.H. Chow, P.V. Kokotovic, R.J. Thomas)

IMA volume 64 in mathematics and its applications,
Springer Verlag, pp. 137-156, 1995

Damping
and incremental energy in thyristor switching circuits

R. Rajaraman, I. Dobson

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems,
Seattle, Washington, May 1995, pp.~291-294

Stability of ideal thyristor and diode switching
circuits

I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, Part 1, vol. 42, no. 9,
September 1995, pp. 517-529

Switching time bifurcations in a thyristor controlled
reactor

S.G. Jalali, I. Dobson, R.H. Lasseter, G. Venkataramanan

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, Part 1, vol. 43, no. 3,
March 1996, pp. 209-218

Nonlinear dynamics and switching time bifurcations of a
thyristor controlled reactor circuit

R. Rajaraman, I. Dobson, S. Jalali

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, Part 1, vol. 43, no. 12,
December 1996, pp. 1001-1006

Stability
and nonlinear dynamics in thyristor and diode circuits

I. Dobson

Chapter 6 in Nonlinear Phenomena in Power Electronics:

Attractors, Bifurcations, Chaos, and Nonlinear Control

(eds. S. Banerjee, G.C. Verghese), ISBN 0780353838, IEEE
Press 2001

Computing the damping of subsynchronous oscillations

due to a thyristor controlled series capacitor

R. Rajaraman, I. Dobson, R.H. Lasseter, Y. Shern

IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 11, no. 2, April 1996, pp. 1120--1127

Damping
estimates of subsynchronous and power swing oscillations

in power systems with thyristor switching devices

R. Rajaraman, I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 11, no. 4, November 1996,
pp. 1926-1930

Justification of torque per unit velocity methods of
analyzing subsynchronous resonance

and a swing mode in power systems

R. Rajaraman, I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, Part 1

vol. 45, no. 10, October 1998, pp. 1109-1113

G.A. Luckjiff, I. Dobson, D. Divan

Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1995, pp. 444-449

Modulator
for resonant link converters

D.M. Divan, I. Dobson, G.A. Luckjiff

US patent 5,619,406, April 1997

Hexagonal sigma-delta modulation

G.A. Luckjiff, I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems- Part 1, vol. 50, no. 8,
August 2003, pp. 991-1005

Hexagonal
sigma delta modulators in power electronics

G. Luckjiff, I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Power Electronics, vol. 20, no. 5, September
2005, pp. 1075-1083

I. Dobson

PhD thesis, Cornell University, 1989. Advisor David F. Delchamps

Formation
of a fractal basin boundary in a forced oscillator

I. Dobson

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp.
866-872, June 1989

Truncated fractal basin boundaries in the pendulum with
nonperiodic forcing

I. Dobson, D.F. Delchamps

Journal of Nonlinear Science, vol. 4, 1994, pp. 315-328

A. Mazzoleni, I. Dobson

Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, vol. 18, no. 2, March-April 1995, pp. 333-339

Instability
tests, Liapunov's direct method and exact stability
boundaries for flexible satellites

A. Mazzoleni, I. Dobson

Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, vol. 18, no. 3,
May-June 1995, pp. 426-432

Chaos in a spacecraft passive attitude maneuver due to
time-periodic perturbations

G. Gray, I. Dobson, D.C. Kammer

Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 63, no. 2, June 1996,
pp. 501-508

Heteroclinic bifurcations in rigid bodies containing
internally moving parts and a viscous damper

G. Gray, D.C. Kammer, I. Dobson, A.J. Miller

Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 66, no. 3, September
1999, pp. 720-728

Computing
a closest bifurcation instability in multidimensional
parameter space

I. Dobson

Journal of Nonlinear Science, vol. 3, no. 3, 1993, pp.
307-327

Distance to bifurcation in multidimensional parameter
space:

margin sensitivity and closest bifurcations

I. Dobson

chapter in Bifurcation Control, Theory and Application,
editors G. Chen, D.J. Hill, X. Yu

Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol.
293

ISBN 3-540-40341-8, Springer Verlag 2003

I. Dobson

International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Singapore, June 1991, pp. 1224-1227

Mechanisms
for nonthermal effects on ionic mobility during
microwave processing of crystalline solids

J.H. Booske, R.F. Cooper, I. Dobson

Journal of Materials Research, vol. 7, no. 2, February
1992, pp. 495-501

J.G. Wohlbier, J.H. Booske, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 30, no. 3, June 2002, pp. 1063-1075

Generation and growth rates of nonlinear distortions in a traveling wave tube

J.G. Wohlbier, I. Dobson, J.H. Booske

Physical Review E, vol. 66, article 056504, November 2002

On the physics of harmonic injection in a traveling wave tube

J.G. Wohlbier, J.H. Booske, I. Dobson

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 32, no. 3, June 2004, pp. 1073-1085

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