North America's electricity infrastructure: Are we ready for more perfect storms?

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Abstract

The effect of power outage on the electricity infrastructure of the North America including 15,000 generators in 10,000 power plants and a large number of transmission lines and distribution networks is discussed. The blackouts resulted in huge price spikes and the issue of grid reliability at the national level was raised. The power outages also resulted in shortage of power engineers, energy-research organizations and university power-engineering programs. To cope up with the situation, it is suggested that a coordinating council should be formed to ensure that the necessary research on electric power systems is carried out and implementation is done expeditiously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2003

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