### 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 language | English |
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Publisher | ArXiv |

Pages | 1-10 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Publication status | Submitted - 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