Journal article

Multi-phase assessment and adaptation of power systems resilience to natural hazards

Sebastian Espinoza, Mathaios Panteli, Pierluigi Mancarella, Hugh Rudnick

ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2016

Abstract

Extreme weather hazards, as high-impact low-probability events, have catastrophic consequences on critical infrastructures. As a direct impact of climate change, the frequency and severity of some of these events is expected to increase in the future, which highlights the necessity of evaluating their impact and investigating how can systems withstand a major disruption with limited degradation and recover rapidly. This paper first presents a multi-phase resilience assessment framework that can be used to analyze any natural threat that may have a severe single, multiple and/or continuous impact on critical infrastructures, such as electric power systems. Namely, these phases are (i) threat ..

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Grants

Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK


Awarded by CONICYT, Chile under Fondecyt


Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Resilient Electricity Networks for Great Britain (RESNET) project, which is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK (grant no. EP/I035781/1). Also thanks to CONICYT, Chile, for funding under Fondecyt 1141082 project.