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Resilient Cooperative Voltage Control for Distribution Network with High Penetration Distributed Energy Resources

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Control Conference 2020, ECC 2020
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783907144015, 978-3-90714-402-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8813-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Control Conference - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 12 May 202015 May 2020


ConferenceEuropean Control Conference
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint Petersburg


This paper considers the problem of designing a resilient distributed voltage control algorithm for distribution systems with high penetration of distributed energy resources in the presence of an unknown cyber-attack. The purpose of the attack is to force the system to violate the operating voltage limit by intercepting its communication channels and inserting exogenous signals to perturb and/or modify the information being exchanged. We first review the cooperative voltage control proposed in our previous work and provide a new stability analysis for it. Next, we present a resilient cooperative voltage control algorithm by introducing a virtual system interconnected with the original system such that the voltage can be maintained within the operational limit under unknown attacks. The resiliency of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated via simulations on the IEEE 8500-node system when subjected to an attack which consists of corrupting the data being exchanged in the communication network between two generation units.


  • cooperative control, cyber attacks, distribution network, resilient control, Voltage control

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Field of science, Statistics Finland