The Use of Geographic Data Views to Help With Wide-Area Electric Grid Situational Awareness Conference Paper uri icon


  • The paper presents the use of geographic data views (GDVs) to help improve large-scale electric grid situational awareness for power flow and time-domain simulations. GDVs are electric grid display objects whose location is dynamically determined from geographic information embedded in an electric grid model. The paper provides examples using a 2000-bus and an 82,000-bus synthetic electric grid to show how GDVs can be used to help provide wide area understanding of values such as generator outputs, switched shunt values, voltages, and transmission line flows. It also shows the application of force-directed layout of GDVs and GDV summary objects.

name of conference

  • 2021 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)

published proceedings

  • 2021 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)

author list (cited authors)

  • T. J. Overbye, .., J. L. Wert, .., K. S. Shetye, .., F. Safdarian, .., & A. B. Birchfield.

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publication date

  • January 2021