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TitreResponse of power systems to the temporal characteristics of geomagnetic storms
AuteurTrichtchenko, L; Boteler, D H
SourceProceedings of the 2006 Canadian Conference on Electrial and Computer Engineering Conference; 2006 p. 1-4
Année2006
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20100382
Réunion2006 Canadian Conference on Electrial and Computer Engineering Conference (CCECE); Ottawa; CA; juin 2006
Documentlivre
Lang.anglais
Mediapapier
Sujetsgéomagnétisme; champs géomagnétiques; variations géomagnétiques; variations solaires; géophysique
Illustrationsplots
ProgrammeTargeted Hazard Assessments in Northern Canada, Géoscience pour la sécurité publique
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
Power lines are exposed to low frequency electromagnetic fields produced by natural (geomagnetic disturbance) sources. The resulting geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) produce excessive harmonics, which affect power system operations. The analysis presented makes extensive use of GIC data from different measuring sites in North American power grids and of geomagnetic data from different geomagnetic observatories. At low temporal resolution hourly GIC index shows good correlation with hourly geomagnetic index provided there is close proximity of the recorded sites. For higher resolution (one minute) the difference between time variations in GIC and geomagnetic field is significant. Although it has been widely popular to use time derivative of geomagnetic field as a characteristic of GIC, we show that ground conductivity is a critical parameter that needs to be included. This is especially important for sharp changes in geomagnetic field, for example, during the beginning of a geomagnetic storm (storm sudden commencement).
GEOSCAN ID287790