Extreme Event Modeling

Extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2003 Northeast blackout, provide hard evidence of the enormous threats they pose to the nation’s electric grid and the socioeconomic systems that depend on reliable power delivery. Given the economic costs and social hardships of such events, better tools would significantly enhance the ability of the power industry to predict and prepare, but significant technological gaps and hurdles remain in forecasting and response.