Loss of Reactive Power, Voltage Instability Most Likely Outcome from GMD, Report Finds
 
ATLANTA – Loss of reactive power is the most likely outcome from a severe solar storm centered over North America, a report released by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) finds. Significant losses of reactive power could lead to voltage instability and, if not identified and managed appropriately, power system voltage collapse could occur. The report – 2012 Special Reliability Assessment: Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances on the Bulk Power System – takes a comprehensive look at multiple, complex issues to evaluate geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) effects. The report outlines the most likely outcomes, while offering short- and long-term recommendations for industry.
 
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Posted On: 02/29/2012