A Network of Networks Approach to Interconnected Power Grids

Paul Schultz, Frank Hellmann, Jobst Heitzig, Jürgen Kurths

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

We present two different approaches to model power grids as interconnected networks of networks. Both models are derived from a model for spatially embedded mono-layer networks and are generalised to handle an arbitrary number of network layers. The two approaches are distinguished by their use case. The static glue stick construction model yields a multi-layer network from a predefined layer interconnection scheme, i.e. different layers are attached with transformer edges. It is especially suited to construct multi-layer power grids with a specified number of nodes in and transformers between layers. We contrast it with a genuine growth model which we label interconnected layer growth model.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherArXiv
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusSubmitted - 31 Dec 2016

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    Schultz, P., Hellmann, F., Heitzig, J., & Kurths, J. (2016). A Network of Networks Approach to Interconnected Power Grids. (pp. 1-10). ArXiv. http://arxiv.org/abs/1701.06968v1