Multi-scale Integration of Physics-based and Data-driven Models in Power Systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • The major subject of this paper is the introduction and testing of a new modeling paradigm necessary for enabling sustainable performance of electric energy systems. In previous work we have identified major challenges to systematically modeling distributed, non-uniform resources emerging in power grids. Today's modeling of electric energy systems is either entirely based on first principles which suffers significantly from the ever-increasing complexity of non-uniform devices, or is purely based on computer science data-driven approaches which lose the fundamental physical insights of electric power networks. Therefore, it is very difficult with today's modeling practices to integrate distributed non-uniform resources using both first-principle and data driven approaches in large-scale cyber-physical energy systems. In sharp contrast, this paper presents a holistic multi-scale modeling approach by combing advances from (1) physics based modeling of emerging distributed resources (e.g. wind generation and storage devices), and (2) data-driven modeling of load resources. With both physics-based models of distributed resources and data-driven models of flexible demands, key parameters are abstracted and identified from the detailed dynamical models necessary for the multi-scale power system operations. The proposed modeling framework is tested using realistic phasor measurement unit data obtained from Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). 2012 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2012 IEEE/ACM Third International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Xie, L. e., Zhang, Y., & Ilic, M. D.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Xie, Le||Zhang, Yun||Ilic, Marija D

publication date

  • April 2012