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Implementing a risk management system for the British Power Grid

Submitted by Élyse Fournier 10th August 2017 14:08


Extreme weather events and climate changes are expected to impact distribution network operators. The British operator Western Power Distribution produced a risk assessment following national projections for the end of the century with a high emissions scenario. Risks are assessed based on their likelihood and consequence, which allows defining the risk severity. Further, a risk management system will embed the identified risks into the day-to-day process, and adaptation measures will be developed and implemented. The risk assessment also finds that implementing low carbon technologies will have a greater impact on distribution network infrastructure regarding demand requirements and capacity constraints.

At a Glance

Industry sector: Transmission, Distribution, and Transfer
Type of resources: Generic
Type of energy: Electricity
Adaptation type: Informational Climate services Management Insurance and financial risk management
Organization: Western Power Distribution
Organization type: Utility