NERC Report: Wind and Solar Hurt Grid Reliability

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is an international regulatory authority (for the United Sates and Canada) established to evaluate and improve the reliability of the Bulk Power System (BPS) in North America. “[It is] subject to oversight by Continue reading NERC Report: Wind and Solar Hurt Grid Reliability

Preparing For A Carrington Event

The physical security of the grid has become an important issue. It’s also emerging as a bureaucratic football, with little action taking place. The attack on the Metcalf substation in California was a wakeup call that homegrown terrorists could bring Continue reading Preparing For A Carrington Event

A Carrington Catastrophe

My February 28, 2012 article, Geomagnetic Storm  described the catastrophe that a large magnetic storm, equivalent in size to the solar storm in 1859, i.e., the Carrington event, could cause. Put simply: A geomagnetic storm of that size would probably Continue reading A Carrington Catastrophe