The U.S. power delivery system is remarkably complex. Its network of substations, transmission lines, and distribution lines are not designed to withstand or quickly recover from damage inflicted simultaneously on multiple components. In addition, investment to strengthen and upgrade the grid has lagged, resulting in a high-voltage system with many heavily stressed parts. Overall, the nation’s power grid is in need of expansion and upgrading.
The Workshop on the Resiliency of the Electric Power Delivery System that took place February 27-28 at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC. addressed these issues. Topics discussed included Current and Future Needs for the Electric Power Delivery System, Understanding Critical Cyber Vulnerabilities, Reducing Risk and Increasing National Resilience, among others. The live Webcast was recorded and the videos are now online. You can view them all here, or choose the sessions you'd like to see from the workshop agenda.
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