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The August 14, 2003, Blackout: Effects on Small Business and Potential Solutions

United States

The August 14, 2003, Blackout: Effects on Small Business and Potential Solutions

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Tax, Finance and Exports of the

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Published by Government Printing Office .
Written in English


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Number of Pages38
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Open LibraryOL10116340M
ISBN 100160716233
ISBN 109780160716232

  By Timothy D. Naegele Launched from a barge off the U.S. coast, an EMP attack consisting of one nuclear warhead attached to a single missile might shut down much of the country and kill all except 30 million Americans. Such an attack has been described as “a ‘giant continental time machine’ that would move us back more than a century in technology to the late s”—and . The vulnerability of the system was clearly illustrated on Aug with the occurrence of the largest blackout in the history of the US. As an indicator of the US electric power system's fragility and unreliability, the event made imperative a dialogue on how the electric power industry could be improved.

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The August 14, 2003, Blackout: Effects on Small Business and Potential Solutions by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The Augblackout: effects on The August 14 business and potential solutions: hearing before the Subcommittee on Tax, Finance and Exports of the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, Washington, DC, October 8, [United States.

Congress. House. The Northeast blackout of was a widespread power outage throughout parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, and the Canadian province of Ontario on Augbeginning just after p.m. EDT. Most places restored power by midnight, as early as 6 p.m. on August New York subways resumed limited services around 8 p.m.

Full power was restored to New York City and Location: Northeastern United States, Central Canada. Blackout of Public Health Effects and Emergency Response 䉫 37 Public Health Reports / Janu ary–Febru ary /V olume Electrical power failure is not a new phenomenon.

On Augthe United States and Canada suffered the largest power failure in history. We report the effects of this blackout on New York City's healthcare system by examining the. 8 Strategies for Securing Crucial Services and Critical Infrastructure in the Event of an Extended Power Outage.

As discussed in Chapters 6 and 7, there are many things that can and should be done to make the nation’s electric power transmission and distribution systems more robust in the face of natural disruptions, equipment failures, or terrorist attacks. These photos were taken in Goodwood, Ontario, a small town about 45 minutes northeast of Toronto during and the night after the regionwide 14 August blackout.

The lights inside the house in the blackout picture were created by candles and by: The current seminar was about the recent The August 14 blackout that had occurred in the mid-west and spread into the northeastern part of the U.S.

Jill and Joe had not realized the potential impact that a power shortage could cause on the U.S. and possibly a worldwide blackout due either to a technical malfunction and/or a terrorist attack. A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity - Kindle edition by Kildow, Betty.

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On Auga blackout affected significant portions of the Midwest and Northeast United States, and Ontario, Canada. This blackout affected an estimated 50 million people megawatts of.

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While Augblackout in the United States and Canada was not due to a voltage collapse as that term has traditionally used by power system engineers, the task force final report said that ” Insufficient reactive power was an issue in the blackout” and the report also “overestimation of dynamics reactive output of system.

An example of what could happen occurred Aug In a city running ’s of systems for critical services, a software bug had huge impact due to a chain reaction or events. A blackout affected almost 10M people in Ontario, Canada and 45M people in 8 U.S.

states. The blackout’s primary cause was a software bug in the alarm system [14]. Hundreds of thousands of liters of water — enough to fill 10 million bathtubs — were leaking every day from the city’s old and rotted pipes, some of which dated back to the Victorian era.

Around the same time, 3, miles away, a blackout in the New York City borough of Queens left nearlypeople without electricity for nine days. Following the widely publicized blackout of Augnew national standards for vegetation management of transmission lines were implemented.

However, the vegetation management practices for distribution utilities vary dramatically, influenced by a variety of factors including geography, public sentiment, and regulatory encouragement.

Two of the main causes of the Aug blackout were inadequate situational awareness and inadequate operator training In addition to the enhancements of the infrastructure of the interconnected power systems, more research and development of advanced power system applications are required for improving the wide-area security monitoring.

Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response is the first systematic attempt to understand how private decisions and operations affect public vulnerability. It describes effective and sustainable approaches - both business strategies and public policies - to ensure provision of critical services in the event of disaster.

Saturday, Aug [Eugene Volokh, 8/16/ PM]Fictional characters named after famous people in books: Thanks again to all the readers who passed along examples of characters named after famous people in movies (e.g., Nute Gunray in one of the Star Wars movies, or Michael Bolton in Office Space) and cartoons (Yogi Bear -- how could I have missed that).

Prezant DJ, Clair J, Belyaev S, Alleyne D, Banauch GI, et al. () Effects of the August blackout on the New York City healthcare delivery system: a lesson. As a case in point, on Auga sagging power line in Ohio short-circuited after hitting a tree branch, and represented the starting point for a rolling blackout that crippled the energy system all the way from Detroit to Toronto to New York City, and left more than 50 million people without : John Byrne, John Byrne, Job Taminiau.

Saturday, Aug Sir Alec Issigonis: "A camel is a horse designed by committee." Bert Bos: "'Design by committee' has a bad name (specs that are a patchwork of inconsistent solutions, often redundant, and thus too big and too hard to learn), but in reality. Competitive Electricity Markets describes the evolution of the market reform process including a number of challenging issues such as infrastructure investment, resource adequacy, capacity and demand participation, market power, distributed generation, renewable energy and global climate change.Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Aug WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials quickly determined Thursday that the blackout was not caused by terrorists.

The FBI, the Homeland Security Department and New York City police all agreed there was no evidence of a terrorist attack or criminal act in the power outages affecting the eastern.When a couple hundred or so energy wizards and wonks gather this week with NASA Glenn Research Center at the EnergyTech conference, they're going to hear about something that could have a huge impact on the ground in Cleveland.

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