Present day challenges in understanding the geomagnetic hazard to national power grids

Thompson, A.W.P. and Gaunt, C.T. and Cilliers, P. and Wild, J.A. and Opperman, B. D. L. and McKinnell, Lee-Anne and Kotze, P. and Ngwira, C. M. and Lotz, S. I. (2010) Present day challenges in understanding the geomagnetic hazard to national power grids. Advances in Space Research, 45 (9). pp. 1182-1190. ISSN 0273-1177

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Power grids and pipeline networks at all latitudes are known to be at risk from the natural hazard of geomagnetically induced currents. At a recent workshop in South Africa, UK and South African scientists and engineers discussed the current understanding of this hazard, as it affects major power systems in Europe and Africa. They also summarised, to better inform the public and industry, what can be said with some certainty about the hazard and what research is yet required to develop useful tools for geomagnetic hazard mitigation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geomagnetically induced currents; Hazard mitigations; National power; Natural hazard; Pipeline networks; Power grids; Power systems; Scientists and engineers; South Africa, geomagnetism; Power generation, hazards
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics > Geomagnetism
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Physics & Electronics
ID Code:1723
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:28 May 2010 14:32
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