Accession Number:

ADA014132

Title:

Power Systems Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 73-Jun 75,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

The objective of the study was to consider the Electromagnetic Pulse EMP effects on a regional electric power system and to provide a set of recommendations to enable power systems to reduce their susceptibility to EMP. One of the initial tasks was the identification of potential disruptions and damage to electric power pool systems. By means of literature reviews, electric power companies visits and facilities inspections, potential gross generation, transmission, and distribution subsystem susceptibilities were identified. Due to system size and complexity, specific hardening needs for the entire system have not been identifiable. Hence, brute hardening of power systems is not recommended. Furthermore, it is not considered cost effective.

Subject Categories:

  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE