RSS Edinburgh: The 9 August blackout event

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Tuesday 28 January 2020, 06:00pm

Location Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9LE

About the event:

This talk will begin with a summary of the timeline of the 9 August blackout event in Great Britain, and its specific causes – both in terms of the background of adverse weather and what aspects of the system did and did not react as they should have done in the circumstances. It will then use this as a basis to illustrate needs for mathematical science-related research in energy systems reliability, with particular emphasis on modeling common cause events including those related to weather and to the system not operating correctly, and to modeling issues arising from the sheer complexity of the power system and the range of possible (but individually unlikely) events.

Speaker: Dr Chris Dent, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh

Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.

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Organiser Name David Ewing

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Organising Group(s) Edinburgh Local Group





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