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Title: Resilient Grid Operational Strategies

Abstract

Extreme weather-related disturbances, such as hurricanes, are a leading cause of grid outages historically. Although physical asset hardening is perhaps the most common way to mitigate the impacts of severe weather, operational strategies may be deployed to limit the extent of societal and economic losses associated with weather-related physical damage.1 The purpose of this study is to examine bulk power-system operational strategies that can be deployed to mitigate the impact of severe weather disruptions caused by hurricanes, thereby increasing grid resilience to maintain continuity of critical infrastructure during extreme weather. To estimate the impacts of resilient grid operational strategies, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) developed a framework for hurricane probabilistic risk analysis (PRA). The probabilistic nature of this framework allows us to estimate the probability distribution of likely impacts, as opposed to the worst-case impacts. The project scope does not include strategies that are not operations related, such as transmission system hardening (e.g., undergrounding, transmission tower reinforcement and substation flood protection) and solutions in the distribution network.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1345917
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-21753
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; Electrical Power resilience; hurricane impacts

Citation Formats

Pasqualini, Donatella. Resilient Grid Operational Strategies. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1345917.
Pasqualini, Donatella. Resilient Grid Operational Strategies. United States. doi:10.2172/1345917.
Pasqualini, Donatella. Wed . "Resilient Grid Operational Strategies". United States. doi:10.2172/1345917. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345917.
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year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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