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Wind related faults on the GB transmission network

Murray, Kirsty and Bell, Keith (2014) Wind related faults on the GB transmission network. In: 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), 2014-07-07 - 2014-07-10.

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Abstract

The GB power network suffers from regular faults with a significant percentage of them caused by adverse or extreme weather. There are current worries surrounding climate change and with some of the effects already being seen, such as a rise in coastal temperatures and more extreme weather, greater research into how society will be affected is required. The research discussed in this paper focuses on extreme weather and its effects on the GB transmission network. With the possibility of increased frequency and intensity of adverse or extreme weather, there is a concern that this will significantly affect the reliability of the network. The research described here has investigated the current effects of weather on the transmission system using data supplied by the three transmission companies that own and operate the GB network: Scottish Power Ltd., National Grid plc. and SSE plc. And will present the current effects of weather on the transmission network, how changes in the weather present challenges in ensuring security of supply and the beginnings of a relationship between weather types and weather related faults