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TitleReal-time simulation of geomagnetically induced currents
AuthorBoteler, D H; Trichtchenko, L; Pirjola, R; Parmelee, J; Souksaly, S; Foss, A; Marti, L
SourceProceedings of the VII International Symposium EMC'2007; 2007, 4 pages
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20100355
MeetingVII International Symposium EMC'2007; St Petersburg; RU; June 26-29, 2007
Subjectsgeophysics; geomagnetism; geomagnetic fields; geomagnetic variations; electric power; modelling; electricity
Illustrationsplots; screen captures
ProgramTargeted Hazard Assessments in Northern Canada, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractTo monitor the impact of geomagnetic disturbances on a power network a system has been developed to provide real-time simulations of the geomagnetically induced currents flowing in a power system. The Real-Time GIC Simulator uses real-time magnetic data from a magnetic observatory. This is combined with a model of the earth conductivity structure to determine the electric field produced by the magnetic field variations. This electric field becomes the input to a model of the power system which calculates the GIC in the transmission lines and flowing to/from ground at the substations. These model results are displayed in a set of graphs and tables that can provide engineers and system operators with a continually updating view of the magnitudes of GIC in the network.