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PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Brandon Johnson

Examining Electrical Power System Reliability, Security, and Resiliency in the Face of Uncertainty

Every energy providing utility is to provide two things: cheap and reliable power. As our energy shifts to renewable energy resources energy supply, and the reliability of the grid, is becoming more dependent on the weather and our ability to predict it. This societal change forces us to understand how the grid will behave in increasingly uncertain conditions. To that end, this research examines the impact that Ocean Wave energy – a relatively new renewable resource – has on power system reliability using a power system health analysis method. Additionally, using Monte Carlo methods this research will look at how the power system will behave when exposed to a large scale earthquake such as the Cascadia Earthquake. Lastly, this research proposes a new way to perform probabilistic power flows, using uncertainty quantification methods, to aid in the performance assessment of the grid.

Major Advisor: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez
Minor Advisor: Nathan Gibson
Committee: Ted Brekken
Committee: Jinsub Kim
GCR: Wade Marcum

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kelley Engineering Center, 1007
110 SW Park Terrace, Corvallis, OR 97331

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College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Calvin Hughes

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