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Saleh Soltan’s paper among the “Best paper” finalists at the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting

image001A paper by WiMNet Ph.D. student Saleh Soltan titled “Quantifying the Effect of k-line Failures in Power Grids” was selected as one the 19 best paper finalists in the Power System Modeling and Analysis category at 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES-GM) and was presented in the Best Conference Papers Session. The PES General Meeting annually brings together over 3,000 professionals from every segment of the electric power and energy industries. Approximately 800 papers have been accepted for presentation in the meeting.

The paper introduces a novel approach for efficiently quantifying the effect of k-line failures in power grids. The developed methods can be used to reduce the total number of cases that need to be analyzed when conducting contingency analysis of power grids, thereby significantly reducing the computational complexity associated with this analysis.