CIM/E Oriented Graph Database Model Architecture and Parallel Network Topology Processing Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2018 IEEE. CIM/E is an easy and efficient electric power model exchange standard between different Energy Management System vendors. With the rapid growth of data size and system complexity, the traditional relational database is not the best option to store and process the data. In contrast, the graph database and graph computation show their potential advantages to handle the power system data and perform real-time data analytics and computation. The graph concept fits power grid data naturally because of the fundamental structure similarity. Vertex and edge in the graph database can act as both a parallel storage unit and a computation unit. In this paper, the CIM/E data is modeled into the graph database. Based on this model, the parallel network topology processing algorithm is established and conducted by applying graph computation. The modeling and parallel network topology processing have been demonstrated in the modified IEEE test cases and practical Sichuan power network. The processing efficiency is greatly improved using the proposed method.

name of conference

  • 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Zhou, Z., Yuan, C., Yao, Z., Dai, J., Liu, G., Dai, R., Wang, Z., & Huang, G. M.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Zhou, Zhangxin||Yuan, Chen||Yao, Ziyan||Dai, Jiangpeng||Liu, Guangyi||Dai, Renchang||Wang, Zhiwei||Huang, Garng M

publication date

  • August 2018