Resilience and electricity systems: A comparative analysis

Molyneaux, Lynette, Wagner, Liam, Froome, Craig and Foster, John (2012) Resilience and electricity systems: A comparative analysis. Energy Policy, 47 188-201. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.057


Author Molyneaux, Lynette
Wagner, Liam
Froome, Craig
Foster, John
Title Resilience and electricity systems: A comparative analysis
Journal name Energy Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4215
1873-6777
Publication date 2012-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.057
Volume 47
Start page 188
End page 201
Total pages 14
Place of publication Oxford England U.K.
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Electricity systems have generally evolved based on the natural resources available locally. Few metrics exist to compare the security of electricity supply of different countries despite the increasing likelihood of potential shocks to the power system like energy price increases and carbon price regulation. This paper seeks to calculate a robust measure of national power system resilience by analysing each step in the process of transformation from raw energy to consumed electricity. Countries with sizeable deposits of mineral resources are used for comparison because of the need for electricity-intensive metals processing. We find that shifts in electricity-intensive industry can be predicted based on countries' power system resilience.
Keyword Electricity
Resilience
Energy security
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Global Change Institute Publications
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