Preparedness of Finnish Electricity Users against Major Disturbances in Supply of Electric Power

Janne Sarsama, Riitta Molarius, Pekka Verho, Janne Stranden, Heidi Krohns

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    Abstract

    The reliability of electricity supply is in modern societies generally on a very high level. However, there have been power interruptions that have severely impacted on the functioning of a society, and on the safety and well-being of citizens - and the possibility for severe interruptions remains also in future. Responsibility to prepare against power interruptions does not rest in Finland only with network operators, but responsible are also electricity users and public actors like rescue services and municipalities. The topic of this paper is the preparedness of Finnish electricity users against major disturbances in supply of electric power. The paper is based on a questionnaire study directed to 86 Finnish distribution system operators. According to the questionnaire, with a response rate of about 60 per cent, it seems that there would be a need to enhance the preparedness against major disturbances in almost every electricity user type.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk
    Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, Modeling, and Management
    EditorsBilal M. Ayyub
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    Pages188 - 196
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7844-1170-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventFirst International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Management and Fifth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Anaylsis - Hyattsville, United States
    Duration: 11 Apr 201113 Apr 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceFirst International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Management and Fifth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Anaylsis
    Abbreviated titleICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011
    CountryUnited States
    CityHyattsville
    Period11/04/1113/04/11

    Keywords

    • electric power distribution
    • preparedness of electricity users
    • major disturbances in supply of electric power

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