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Electric Grid Vulnerabilities to Rising Air Temperatures in Arizona


Abstract Ambient air temperatures are expected to increase in the US desert southwest by 1-5 °C mid-century which will strain the electric power grid through increased loads, reduced power capacities, efficiencies, and material lifespans. To better understand and quantify this risk, a power infrastructure failure model is created to estimate changes in outage rates of components for increases in air temperatures in Arizona. Components analyzed include generation, transmission lines, and substations, because their outages can lead to cascading failures and interruptions of other critical infrastructure systems such as water, transportation, and information/communication technology. Preliminary results indicate that components could require maintenanc... (more)
Created Date 2016-05-20
Contributor Burillo, Daniel (ASU author) / Chester, Mikhail (ASU author) / Ruddell, Benjamin (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment / School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
Series PROCEDIA ENGINEERING
Type Text
Extent 8 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.173 / ISSN: 1877-7058
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Citation Burillo, D., Chester, M., & Ruddell, B. (2016). Electric Grid Vulnerabilities to Rising Air Temperatures in Arizona. Procedia Engineering, 145, 1346-1353. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.173
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