Grid Failures — Case Studies and ‘Defence’ Plan against Failures

  • E. Mariani
  • S. S. Murthy
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


This review of Grid failures which have taken place over the years covers the period from 1965 when in U.S.A. the historic Northeast Failure of November 1965 occurred (from which many lessons can be drawn), to date (1994).


Power System Circuit Breaker Power Failure Protective Relay Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
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    Prevention of Power Failures - The Federal Power Commission Report,Volume I, July 1967.Google Scholar
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    O. Faucon et al., Co-ordinated Defence Plan - An integrated protection system, CIGRE Symposium, Helsinki 1995.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Mariani
    • 1
  • S. S. Murthy
    • 2
  1. 1.ENEL Div TrasmissioneNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Jayanagar, BangaloreIndia

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