October 2003

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HP Integration Strategies: Blackout remedies may come from the HPI

The August 2003 US blackout seems unrelated to the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). However, in the weeks to come as the events that precipitated the blackout are reconstructed, b..

Forbes, H., ARC Advisory Group

The August 2003 US blackout seems unrelated to the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). However, in the weeks to come as the events that precipitated the blackout are reconstructed, brought under close scrutiny and made public, we will likely find that some power grid operators are wrestling with issues that are already quite familiar to operations engineers in the HPI. Furthermore, it is likely that some of the techniques that the industry has developed for dealing with abnormal operation would also be effective if deployed in the utility space. It doesn't just happen. A major failure of systems such as occurred durin

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