15 September 2021
Virtual event at the Uppsala University

Multi-risk governance approach for interconnected critical infrastructures

Dr. Nadejda Komendantova from Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT) group is invited to speak at the workshop “Vulnerability of the electrical grid and interdependent critical infrastructures to extraordinary disruptive events” organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Uppsala University.

Her talk titled “Multi-risk governance and resilience of electricity transmission grids” includes the discussion of the need of a multi-risk governance framework which goes across such phases as risk mitigation and observation, risk assessment and management as well as risk communication.

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Being vital for the functioning of modern economies, electricity transmission infrastructure is therefore regarded as a critical infrastructure. Failure in electricity delivery can result in significant economic costs and the collapse of modern economic and social life as industry, communication systems, transportation and several other sectors depend on the secure and reliable supply of electricity.

Mitigating and managing risks of blackouts and power outages in electricity transmission grids is a challenging task and requires a multi-risk governance approach due to the complexity of the electricity transmission system and a large number of involved stakeholders at various levels of governance. The electricity transmission grids can also become a subject of multiple or multi-risks, including their conjoint and cascading effects as well as transboundary risks when a power outage which appears at one part of the system and within one country can spread to other parts of the system and other countries.

Dr. Nadejda Komendantova from Cooperation and Transformative Governance group is invited to speak at the workshop “Vulnerability of the electrical grid and interdependent critical infrastructures to extraordinary disruptive events” organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Uppsala University.

Her talk titled “Multi-risk governance and resilience of electricity transmission grids” includes the discussion of the need of a multi-risk governance framework which goes across such phases as risk mitigation and observation, risk assessment and management as well as risk communication.


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CONTACT DETAILS

Nadejda Komendantova

Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

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PUBLICATIONS

Iakubovskii, D., Krupenev, D., Komendantova, N. , & Boyarkin, D. (2021). A model for power shortage minimization in electric power systems given constraints on controlled sections. Energy Reports 7, 4577-4586. 10.1016/j.egyr.2021.07.022.

Massel, L., Massel, A., & Komendantova, N. (2020). Systems analysis of sustainability of energy and socio-ecological systems based on artificial intelligence technologies. In: Proceedings of International Scientific conference in Minsk “Sustainable Development of Energy Sector of Belarus: Condition and Perspectives”. pp. 34-43 National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Melentiev Energy Systems Institute, Engineering Academy of Armenia. ISBN 978-985-08-2654-1

Iakubovskii, D., Komendantova, N , Rovenskaya, E. , Krupenev, D., & Boyarkin, D. (2019). Impacts of Earthquakes on Energy Security in the Eurasian Economic Union: Resilience of the Electricity Transmission Networks in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Geosciences 9 (1), e54. 10.3390/geosciences9010054.

Arghavani, M., Ghafory-Ashtiany, M., Komendantova, N. , & Hochrainer-Stigler, S. (2018). Physical Resilience of the Electricity Transmission Grid against Earthquake: Analysis of a Prototype Model. In: 11th International Congress on Civil Engineering, 8-10 May 2018, Tehran, Iran.

Komendantova, N. (2018). Energy transition in the Austrian Climate and Energy model regions: a multi-risk participatory governance perspective on regional resilience. Procedia Engineering 212, 15-21. 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.003.

Komendantova, N. (2017). Risk governance and vulnerability factors of critical infrastructures. Russian Digital Libraries Journal 20 (1), 88-108.

Komendantova, N. (2016). Impacts Of Geophysical Hazards On Critical Infrastructure: Case Study Of Electricity Transmission Networks. Geoinformatics Research Papers 4 (BS4002) 10.2205/2016BS01Sochi.

Komendantova, N. (2016). Vulnerability of electricity transmission infrastructure to natural hazards. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Komendantova, N. (2015). Framework for natural and technological risk management from risk to multi-risk governance in Na-Tech risk management subtitle: co-production of knowledge between science and practice. TIFAC-IDRiM Abstracts Booklet, Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth, New Delhi, India p.31

Komendantova, N. , Leroy, C., & Battaglini, A. (2015). Protection of electricity infrastructure from natural hazards: from multi-risk assessment to multi-risk governance. In: The Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Against Emerging Security Challenges. Eds. Niglia, A., pp. 57-71 Amsterdam: IOS Press BV. ISBN 978-1-61499-571-5

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