Chapter 3

Power Grid Vulnerability Early-Warning Indicators

Abstract

The chapter mainly introduces concepts as grid vulnerability and vulnerable source, summarizes several kinds of current vulnerability warning indicators, and analyzes the characteristics of each indicator or index system. Then, the applicable objects of various indicators and their merits and demerits are given, by comparison of the mentioned indicators. Since an important part of the grid warning system is to determine the indicators, this chapter aims at providing a reference for the grid warning system.

Keywords

vulnerability
distribution network
safety assessment
grid safety

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