Education and building of new knowledge (WP4)
- through 1 - 2 doctoral (PhD) studies within one of or both the following topics

4.1 Models and methods for analysis of extraordinary events

The study will be performed from a TSO point of view to develop models and methods for risk analysis of extraordinary events with high impact on society and low probability (HILP).

  • Understanding the risk of HILP events due to e.g. extreme weather, sabotage etc.
  • Taking account of power system behaviour, different operating conditions and risk of wide-area interruptions.
  • Studying system protection and emergency control solutions to reduce this risk as well as methods for efficient and secure restoration to minimize the societal impact.
  • Evaluating integration of developed methods in operational tools at the control centre.

4.2 Risk attitudes and acceptance criteria related to wide-area interruptions

The study will be performed from a stakeholder point-of-view (energy authorities, TSOs, network companies, end-users) and for different scenarios, regarding for instance:

  • Which level of security of electricity supply is required/chosen for the different stakeholders for fulfilling their needs?
  • What is an acceptable level of interruptions for the different stakeholders and what is the willingness to pay for an acceptable level?
  • How are the findings compared with other critical infrastructure sectors?

The approach and the final scope of the study will be defined in co-operation with relevant partners in the project.

Published November 17, 2009

Contact: Gerd Kjølle SINTEF