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Using PowerWorld Simulator for High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) E3 Modeling and Mitigation Plan Design for Large-Scale Electric Grids
Abstract
High-altitude electromagnetic pulses (HEMPs) caused by nuclear detonations have the potential to disrupt large-scale electric grids. This webinar will demonstrate tools and methods available in PowerWorld Simulator to simulate the impacts of HEMPs, with an emphasis on recent software enhancements and on techniques that could be helpful in mitigation plan design. More specifically, the talk mostly covers the impacts of the relatively longer time frame HEMP E3, which has a time duration of up to several minutes, though with some consideration of the much faster E1 impacts as they relate to E3. The impact of EMP E3 without and with mitigation will be demonstrated and visualized on several large-scale synthetic electric grids.

Biography
Thomas J. Overbye is a Professor and holder of the O’Donnell Foundation Chair III in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU), and he is also the original developer of PowerWorld Simulator and a co-founder of PowerWorld Corporation. Prior to joining TAMU he was a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before starting his academic career he was employed with Madison Gas and Electric Company. He was also an author of a widely used Power System Analysis and Design book, the recipient of a Power and Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, and is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Feb 2, 2022 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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