The Dark Side of Aurora: Space Weather risks to New Zealand Energy Infrastructure?

15.09.21 - 15.09.2021

Centre for Sustainability, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin

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UN Space Experts have recognised that the largest space weather risk to our technological society is to the energy infrastructure, and particularly to Earth's electrical transmission networks. Extreme geomagnetic disturbances induce potentially damaging electrical currents in long electrical conductors, examples are power transmission lines or gas pipeline networks. This talk will introduce the hazard and the new MBIE-funded Endeavour programme to mitigate risks.

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