EMP Digital Substation

by Andre Smit, Siemens Industry, Inc., USA, Eric Easton and Kevin Bryant, CenterPoint Energy, USA

The article contains the work performed at CenterPoint Energy to find a solution to a substation vulnerability that is very old but now becoming more and more of an issue with lawmakers in various countries. In the United States, a Presidential Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses was signed on March 26, 2019 directing federal agencies to coordinate in assessing, planning and guarding against the risks from human and natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP) sources. More

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