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Design Basis Threat Development is Key to Proper “Blackstart” Grid Capability - Part II

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Chief Technical Advisor Protect Our Power

Steven Naumann serves as Chief Technical Advisor of Protect Our Power. He retired from Exelon in 2019 where he was Vice President of Transmission and NERC Policy, Steven provided to the electric...

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In order to recover from an interconnection-wide blackout, sufficient blackstart resources must be available. The US Department of Energy needs to create a Design Basis Threat for new and emerging threats so planners can ensure that blackstart resources will be able to restart the electric grid, both in the near-term and as the resource mix changes to a low carbon environment. 

https://protectourpower.org/blog/design-basis-threat-development/

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Matt Chester on Nov 10, 2021

Interesting idea-- do you know if this is being readily considered in the DOE today or is there an uphill battle to climb there? 

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Steven Naumann on Nov 13, 2021

I do not know.

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