Power Grid, Solar Array Interaction with Solar Environments
Solar activity can have a profound impact on the power grid operations. Rapidly changing magnetic fields can induce large currents in the long power lines and, in some extreme cases, cause damage to the power equipment. Many events have been reported over past years. The ability to predict upcoming events are critical to power grid operators so they can introduce appropriate protection features and operating procedures to minimize potential damage and disruptions to the power grid.
ZODIAC has design and analytical modeling knowledge of coupling to power systems and space environmental monitoring expertize to assist power grid designers and operators in minimizing the impact of such solar events on the power grid.