A Methodology for the Creation of Geographically Realistic Synthetic Power Flow Models Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2016 IEEE. To enable greater innovation in power systems, our research seeks to create entirely fictitious synthetic power system networks that capture the functionality, topology, and defining characteristics of the actual U.S. transmission system, and thus provide realistic test cases for research, without revealing any sensitive information. Creation of these models relies only on publicly available data and statistics derived from the actual grid. This paper outlines two fundamental steps for the creation of synthetic power system models: geographic load and generator substation placement and assignment of transmission line electrical parameters.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gezner, K. M., Birchfield, A. B., Xu, T. i., Shetye, K. S., & Overbye, T. J.

citation count

  • 31

publication date

  • February 2016