16 Nov '17, 7pm

What Causes Cascading Power Grid Failures

What Causes Cascading Power Grid Failures

Just a few vulnerable patches in North American power grids are responsible for most of the continent’s largest blackouts, a new study finds. These insights could lead to ways to make power grids more robust, researchers say. Power failures sometimes only have mild and fairly local effects, but other times similar initial failures cascade to cause major failures across power grids. Understanding the causes of these cascades is challenging because the conditions of power grids can vary greatly by peak usage times, level of power demand, seasons and other factors. To shed light on how failure cascades are triggered, scientists from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. analyzed U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission data regarding the U.S.-South Canada power grid, which has more than 100,000 transmission lines. Using information spanning the years 2008 to 2013, t...

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