Alexander D. Hilshey, Paul D. H. Hines, Pooya Rezai, and Jonathan R. Dowds. Estimating the Impact of Electric Vehicle Smart Charging on Distribution Transformer Aging. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (in press) [pre-print]
Jon Dowds, Paul Hines, Seth Blumsack, Estimating the impact of fuel-switching between liquid fuels and electricity under electricity-sector carbon‐pricing schemes. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences Special issue on Energy Systems. (in press).
Jeffrey S. Marshall, Paul D. Hines, Jiarui D. Zhang, Francesca Minervini and Simtha Rinjitham, Modeling the Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging on Heat Transfer around Underground Cables. Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 97, pp. 76–83, April 2013.
Josh C. Bongard, Paul D. H. Hines, Dylan Conger, Peter Hurd, and Zhenyu Lu.
Crowdsourcing Predictors of Behavioral Outcomes.
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A vol. 43, no. 1, 2013.
UVM Press Release
Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Paul Hines, and Christopher M. Danforth. Predicting Critical Transitions from Time Series Synchrophasor Data. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2012. [pre-print]
Margaret J. Eppstein and Paul D. H. Hines. A "Random Chemistry" Algorithm for Identifying Collections of Multiple Contingencies that Initiate Cascading Failure. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2012. [pre-print]
Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Paul D. H. Hines, Clayton Barrows, and Seth Blumsack. Comparing the Topological and Electrical Structure of the North American Electric Power Infrastructure. IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2012. [arxiv pre-print]
Justine Sears, Jon Dowds, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Paul Hines. Travel Demand and Charging Capacity for Electric Vehicles in Rural States: A Vermont Case Study. Transportation Research Record, vol. 2287, 2012. [pre-print]
IEEE Task Force on Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures (M. Vaiman, K. Bell, Y. Chen, B. Chowdhury, I. Dobson, P. Hines, M. Papic, S. Miller, P. Zhang.) Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages: Methodologies and Challenges. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, v.27, no.2, 2012. [pre-print]
Paul D. H. Hines, Benjamin O’Hara, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, and Christopher M. Danforth. Cascading Failures: Extreme Properties of Large Blackouts in the Electric Grid. SIAM Mathematics Awareness Month theme essay. 2011.
P. Hines, E. Cotilla-Sanchez, S. Blumsack.
Do topological models provide good information about vulnerability in electric power networks?
Chaos: An interdisciplinary journal of non-linear science. v. 20, no. 3, 2010.
This article is to some extent a response to this
NY Times article,
and was subsequently discussed in
U.S. News and World Report,
and a few others (see below).
Pre-print version available on arxiv.
R. Watts, P. Hines and J. Dowds. The Debate over Re-Licensing the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. The Electricity Journal, v. 23, n. 4, 2010.
J. Dowds, P. Hines, R. Watts, C. Farmer. Estimating the Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging on Electricity Costs Given Electricity Sector Carbon Cap. Transportation Research Record. Vol. 2191, pp. 43-49, 2010. A version of this paper is included in our TRC report on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
P. Hines, K. Balasubramaniam, and E. Cotilla Sanchez. Cascading failures in power grids. IEEE Potentials, v. 28, n. 5, pp. 24-30, 2009. Local copy.
P. Hines and S. Talukdar.
Reciprocally Altruistic Agents for the Mitigation of Cascading Failures in Power Grids.
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, v. 5, n. 4, 2009.
P. Hines, J. Apt, and S. Talukdar.
Large Blackouts in North America: Historical Trends and Policy Implications.
Energy Policy, v. 37, pp. 5249-5259, 2009.
P. Hines and S. Talukdar.
Controlling Cascading Failures with Cooperative Autonomous Agents.
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, v. 3, n. 2/3, pp. 192-220, 2007.
P. D. Hines and R. D. Christie. A capstone design project to meet the needs of the changing power systems industry and satisfy new accreditation standards. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, v. 17, n. 3, 2002.
Pooya Rezaei, Jeff Frolik, and Paul Hines. Packetized Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charge Management. (in review).
S. Blumsack, P. Hines, M. Patel, C. Barrows, E. Cotilla-Sanchez. Multi-attribute Partitioning of Power Networks Based on Electrical Distance. (in review).
E. Cotilla-Sanchez, P. Hines et al. "Optimizing Numerical Methods for Multi-process Simulation of Cascading Outages." (in preparation).
"Survivability and Reciprocal Altruism: Two Strategies for Intelligent Infrastructure with
Applications to Power Grids."
Available from Amazon.com.
IEEE PES Task Force on Cascading Failure, Mitigation and Prevention of Cascading Outages: Methodologies and Practical Applications. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver, July 2013. [pre-print]
Paul Hines, Ian Dobson, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, and Margaret Eppstein. Dual Graph and Random Chemistry methods for Cascading Failure Analysis. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan. 2012. [pre-print]
Jeff Frolik and Paul Hines. Random access, electric vehicle charge management. IEEE International Electric Vehicle Converence (IEVC), March 2012, Greenville, NC. [pre-print]
J. Frolik and P. Hines. Urgency-Driven, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging. IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Berlin, Germany, 2012. [pre-print]
Ronan Fitzmaurice, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, and Paul Hines. Evaluating the Impact of Modeling Assumptions for Cascading Failure Simulation. Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012.
Alexander D. Hilshey, Pooya Rezaei, Paul D. H. Hines, Jeff Frolik, Electric vehicle charging: Transformer impacts and smart, decentralized solutions, Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012.
J. Frolik and P. Hines, Random access, electric vehicle charge management, 1st IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference, Greenville, SC, March 4-8, 2012.
Christopher Parmer, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Heidi K. Thornquist, and Paul D. H. Hines. Developing a Dynamic Model of Cascading Failure for High Performance Computing using Trilinos. Proc. of HiPCNA-PG 2011, Seattle, 2011.
Alexander Hilshey and Paul Hines. Estimating the acceleration of transformer aging due to electric vehicle charging. Proc. of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Detroit, 2011.
Paul D. H. Hines, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Benjamin O’Hara, and Christopher Danforth. Estimating Dynamic Instability Risk by Measuring Critical Slowing Down. Proc. of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Detroit, 2011.
Paul Hines, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Seth Blumsack. Topological Models and Critical Slowing Down: Two Approaches to Power System Blackout Risk Analysis. Proc. of Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Kauai, 2011. (Winner of the best paper award for the power systems track).
Paulina Jaramillo and Paul Hines. A Review Of Large-scale Renewable Electricity Integration Studies. Proc. of the First Integration and Policy Workshop for the RenewElec Project. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Oct. 2010.
Paul Hines. Estimating Regulation Reserve Requirements As Wind Generation Increases - A Problem Definition. Proc. of the First Integration and Policy Workshop for the RenewElec Project. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Oct. 2010.
P. Hines, S. Blumsack, E. Cotilla Sanchez, C. Barrows. The Topological and Electrical Structure of Power Grids. Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, 2010.
C. Farmer, P. Hines, J. Dowds, S. Blumsack. Modeling the Impact of Increasing PHEV Loads on the Distribution Infrastructure. Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, 2010.
J. Dowds, P. Hines, R. Watts, C. Farmer, Estimating the Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging on Electricity Costs Given an Electricity Sector Carbon Cap. Proceedings of the 2010 Transportation Research Board Conference Washington, DC, 2010.
P. Hines, J. Bongard, and M. Brown Burkins. A Scalable Approach to Smart-Grid Technology or "A Smarter Smart Grid". Proc. of the Fifth Annual Carnegie Mellon Conference on the Electricity Industry: Smart Grids, Pittsburgh, 2009.
S. Blumsack, P. Hines, M. Patel, C. Barrows, E. Cotilla Sanchez. Defining Power Network Zones from Measures of Electrical Distance. Proc. of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Calgary, 2009.
P. Hines and S. Talukdar. Reciprocally Altruistic Agents for the Mitigation of Cascading Failures in Electrical Power Networks. Proc. of the International Conference on Infrastructure Systems, Rotterdam, 2008.
P. Hines, J. Apt and S. Talukdar. Trends in the History of Large Blackouts in the United States. Proc. of the IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Pittsburgh, 2008.
S. Blumsack, C. Samaras, and P. Hines. Long-Term Electric System Investments to Support Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Proc. of the IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting. Pittsburgh, 2008.
C. Vartanian, D. Law, P. Hines, R. Yinger, S. Hamilton, and A. Feliachi. Agent-based Distribution Circuit Automation. Proc. of the IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Pittsburgh, 2008.
P. Hines and S. Blumsack. A Centrality Measure for Electrical Networks. Proc. of the 41st. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Hawaii, 2008.
P. Hines, S. Hamilton, R. Yinger, C. Vartanian, A. Feliachi, and K. Schoder. Integrated, agent-based, real-time control systems for transmission and distribution networks. Proc. of GridWise Architecture Council Grid Interop Forum, Albequerque, 2007.
S.L. Hamilton, C.K. Vartanian, M.E. Johnson, A. Feliachi, K. Schoder, and P. Hines. Circuit of the Future: Interoperability and SCE's DER Program. Proc. of IREP 2007: Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control-VII, Charleston, 2007.
Sarosh Talukdar, Dong Jia, Paul Hines, and Bruce Krogh. Distributed Model Predictive Control for the Mitigation of Cascading Failures. Proc. of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Seville, Spain. Dec. 2005.
Paul Hines, Huaiwei Liao, Dong Jia, and Sarosh Talukdar. Autonomous Agents and Cooperation for the Control of Cascading Failures in Electric Grids. Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Networking, Sensing, and Control. Tucson, Mar. 2005.
Paul Hines, Dong Jia, and Sarosh Talukdar. Distributed Model Predictive Control for Electric Grids. Proc. of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Conference, Pittsburgh, Dec. 2004,
Paul Hines and Sarosh Talukdar. Reducing the Costs of Disturbances to the Electric Power Network. Presented at the Int. Assn. for Energy Economics meeting, Washington D.C., June 2004.
Jonathan Dowds, Paul Hines, Chris Farmer, Richard Watts, Steve Letendre, Plug‐in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Project: Phase II Report. UVM Transportation Research Center. March 25, 2010.
Paul Hines. A Decentralized Approach to Reducing the Social Costs of Cascading Failures. Ph.D. thesis for the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007.
Paul Hines. Controlling Cascading Failures with Cooperative Autonomous Agents. Research paper written for the Engineering and Public Policy Dept. qualifying exams, Carnegie Mellon University, Jan. 2005.
Spring 2004 Carnegie Mellon U. Engineering and Public Policy Project Course: Sustaining Pittsburgh's Vital Services when the Power Goes Out.
Paul Hines. A Power Systems Capstone Design Project and Associated Simulation Software Designed to Meet the Changing Needs of the Electrical Power Industry and Engineering Accreditation Requirements. Master's thesis for the University of Washington Electrical Engineering Department, 2001.
Eduardo Cotilla Sanchez. A Complex Network Approach to Analyzing the Structure and Dynamics of Power Grids. Summer, 2009.
Vermont edition From Generator To Light Swicth: How The Power Grid Works
AAAS Science. What keeps the power on?
U.S. News and World Report, Study: It's hard to bring down the electric grid.
Science Daily. Why It's Hard to Crash the Electric Grid, Oct. 12, 2010. [local pdf]
Science 2.0. Despite Hysteria, The Electric Grid Is Not That Easy To Crash.
NewsWise. Why It's Hard to Crash the Electric Grid.
R&D Magazine Why it's hard to crash the electric grid.
JR Minkel. The 2003 Northeast Blackout--Five Years Later. Scientific American. Aug. 13, 2008. [local pdf]