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WaveLines: Towards Effective Visualization and Analysis of Stability in Power Grid Simulation

WaveLines: Towards Effective Visualization and Analysis of Stability in Power Grid Simulation

Abstract

Closely related to the safety and stability of power grids, stability analysis has long been a core topic in the electric industry. Conventional approaches employ computational simulation to make the quantitative judgement of the grid stability under distinctive conditions. The lack of in-depth data analysis tools has led to the difficulty in analytical tasks such as situation-aware analysis, instability reasoning and pattern recognition. To facilitate visual exploration and reasoning on the simulation data, we introduce WaveLines, a visual analysis approach which supports the supervisory control of multi-variate simulation time series of power grids. We design and implement an interactive system that supports a set of analytical tasks proposed by domain experts and experienced operators. Experiments have been conducted with domain experts to illustrate the usability and effectiveness of WaveLines.

Publication
Frontiers of Computer Science