Assessment of Electric Power-Grid Network Damage Under a Changing Climate and Society

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Assessment of Electric Power-Grid Network Damage Under a Changing Climate and Society

Focus Areas: 

  • Managed Resources
  • Infrastructure & Investment

This project aims to elucidate the main climate-change-related threats for the electrical networks and main infrastructures affected, and how to define an adaptation pathway over time. It seeks to establish methods, identify the computational framework, and provide a demonstration of how a prediction system could be exercised in a risk-based assessment to identify proactive solutions toward electric network resilience, reliability and sustainability. These methodologies help the transition from the current reactive state-of-practice to a new energy planning and operations paradigm in which one can proactively anticipate damage to energy system equipment, predict associated outages and lack of service, and recommend optimal mitigation strategies.

 

Funding Sources

Project Leaders

Administration, Faculty
CGCS; Joint Program