Electrical Blackouts: A Systemic Problem

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in In Extremis

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

“Although human error can be the proximate cause of a blackout, the real causes are found much deeper in the power system….. ”

“Promises to end blackouts have been made for decades,
but they ignore the reality that complex systems built and operated by
humans will fail.”

This article in “Issues in Science and Technology Online
(Summer 2004) by Jay Apt, Lester B. Lave, Sarosh Talukdar, M. Granger
Morgan, and Marija Ilic details some of the systems and structures that
must be in place to prevent mistakes in the operation of the power grid
– a critical infrastructure.- goto

originally Posted to cep.weblogger.com by David Soul on 12/28/04; 12:12:11 AM
in the Errors section.


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