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dc.contributor.authorRosas Casals, Martí
dc.contributor.authorBologna, Sandro
dc.contributor.authorBompard, Ettore
dc.contributor.authorD'Agostino, Gregorio
dc.contributor.authorEllens, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorPagani, Giuliano A.
dc.contributor.authorScala, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorVerma, Trivik
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Màquines i Motors Tèrmics
dc.identifier.citationRosas-Casals, M. [et al.]. Knowing power grids and understanding complexity science. "International Journal of Critical Infrastructures", 02 Febrer 2015, vol. 11, núm. 1, p. 4-14.
dc.description.abstractComplex networks theory has been well established as a useful framework for studying and analysing structure, dynamics and evolution of many complex systems. Infrastructural and man-made systems like power grids, gas and water networks and the internet, have been also included in this network framework, albeit sometimes ignoring the huge historical body of knowledge surrounding them. Although there seems to exist clear evidence that both complexity approach in general, and complex networks in particular, can be useful, it is necessary and profitable to put forward some of the limits that this scheme is facing when dealing with not so complex but rather complicated systems like the power grid. In this introductory paper, we offer a critical revision of the usefulness of the complexity and complex networks’ approach in this later case, highlighting both its strengths and weaknesses. At the same time we emphasise the disconnection between the so called complex and the more traditional engineering communities as one of the major drawbacks in the advent of a true body of understanding, more than simply knowing the subtleties of this kind of complex systems.
dc.format.extent11 p.
dc.publisherInderScience Publishers
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Tecnologia energètica::Emmagatzematge i transport de l’energia
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Informàtica teòrica::Algorísmica i teoria de la complexitat
dc.subject.lcshElectric power distribution
dc.subject.lcshElectric network analysis
dc.subject.otherComplex networks
dc.subject.otherComplexity science
dc.subject.otherElectrical engineering
dc.subject.otherPower grid
dc.subject.otherCritical infrastructures
dc.titleKnowing power grids and understanding complexity science
dc.subject.lemacEnergia elèctrica -- Distribució
dc.subject.lemacXarxes elèctriques -- Anàlisi
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SUMMLab - Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author’s final draft)
local.citation.authorRosas-Casals, M.; Bologna, S.; Bompard, E.; D'Agostino, G.; Ellens, W.; Pagani, G. A.; Scala, A.; Verma, T.
local.citation.publicationNameInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures

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