Networks and natural disasters

Appleyard, David
January 2005
Power Economics;1/19/2005, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p6
The article presents information on issues related to natural disasters. In the aftermath of tsunami, it became apparent that while the vast majority of generation and major transmission links had survived unscathed even in the worst hit areas, the local distribution networks that deliver energy to the affected communities had not. India too saw electricity poles uprooted by the tsunami. With state capital Chennai, India badly hit, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board restored power all along the Nagapattinam coast after just two weeks of disruption.


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