IEEE Task Force on Cyber-Physical Interdependence for Power System Operation and Control

TF Scopes

IEEE Task Force on Cyber-Physical Interdependence for Power System Operation and Control

IEEE PES Bulk Power System Operation Subcommittee

IEEE PES Power System Operation, Planning and Economics Committee

TF Motivations and Scopes

The primary purpose of the traditional power system is to transfer energy from a few central generators to a varying number of customers. With the advancement of sensing devices, such as Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs), smart meters, digital relay, etc., increasingly powerful computation capability, and ubiquitous communication and networking infrastructure, the future smart grid is extending its functionality by allowing a two-way flow of both electricity and information, yielding a complex cyber-physical energy system. This situation is becoming even more challenging due to the increased penetration of distributed energy resources, such as solar, electric vehicles, storage, wind generations, etc.

Today’s power systems heavily rely on communications/computer infrastructures for their sensing, protection, control, and real-time operation. However, such strong couplings between cyber components (sensors and communication networks, in particular) and physical operations in power systems increase significantly its vulnerabilities to potential cyber-attacks. As a result, the reliable operation of the power system is highly dependent on the reliability of the associated cyber system. On the other hand, the malfunction of physical system components can also induce adverse effects on the cyber system availability and reliability. Consequently, monitoring, operation, risk analysis, reliability evaluation, and stability control of power systems should, therefore, consider the interdependence between cyber and physical systems. This calls for the development of new technologies and algorithms for integrated cyber-physical energy system modeling, operation, optimization, and control.

The particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cyber-physical system modeling and co-simulation
  • Cyber and physical interdependency modeling
  • Cyber-physical system operation, security, and control considering the interdependency
  • Cyber-physical system coupling vulnerability assessment and mitigation
  • Data analytics and advanced machine learning applications to the cyber-physical power system


  • [May-29-2020]: Welcome to the New Website of IEEE Task Force on Cyber-Physical Interdependence for Power System Operation and Control.
  • [June-01-2020]: The website for the webinar series is online. The date for our first webinar will be on July 30th, 2020, at 1:00PM EDT.
  • [Aug-23-2020]: Our second webinar will be on Sep 11th, 2020, at 1:00PM EDT. Join our mailing list to get notifications of TF activities including webinar details.