Journal article

From Reliability to Resilience: Planning the Grid Against the Extremes

Rodrigo Moreno, Mathaios Panteli, Pierluigi Mancarella, Hugh Rudnick, Tomas Lagos, Alejandro Navarro, Fernando Ordonez, Juan Carlos Araneda

IEEE Power and Energy Magazine | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers | Published : 2020

Abstract

Although extreme events, mainly natural disasters and climate change-driven severe weather, are the result of naturally occurring processes, power system planners, regulators, and policy makers do not usually recognize them within network reliability standards. Instead, planners have historically designed the electric power infrastructure accounting for the so-called credible (or "average") outages that usually represent single or (some kind of) simultaneous faults (e.g., faults on double circuits).