Linking socio-economic aspects to power system disruption models

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2021-05-01
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en
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Energy, Volume 222
Abstract
Increasing reliance on uninterrupted electricity supply against emerging threats such as climate change and cyberattacks calls for higher resilience of societies against power disruptions. A better understanding of social and economic impacts during these disruptions would be important for planning of resilience improvements. However, traditional energy system models rarely include these aspects. This paper presents an integrated framework containing a geospatial power system operation model, capable of emulating system component failures and restoration according to environmental conditions, with a link to spatial social and economic values such as population, economic activity, critical services and facilities. The framework was applied for analyzing the effects of uncontrolled and controlled power outages for two windy winter weeks in Finland. This case illustrated how controlled optimization could reduce the societal costs of such outage by shifting power shortage to regions where such costs are lower andin part by shifting the costs to other factors.
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Energy security, Extreme weather, Outage costs, Power system, Resilience, Socio-economic impacts
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Jasiūnas , J , Lund , P D , Mikkola , J & Koskela , L 2021 , ' Linking socio-economic aspects to power system disruption models ' , Energy , vol. 222 , 119928 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.119928