EPRI Analysis Identifies Potential Impacts and Solutions to Mitigate An Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Event on the Electric Grid

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released findings from its three-year study of potential impacts of high-altitude electromagnetic pulses (EMP) on the electric transmission system, along with options to mitigate those impacts.

The report, High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse and the Bulk Power System—Potential Impacts and Mitigation Strategies, includes results from extensive laboratory testing and analysis of potential EMP impacts on the electric transmission system, with updated information that uses scenarios provided by Los Alamos National Laboratory. EPRI’s research included extensive testing at its EMP laboratories in Charlotte, N.C. and Knoxville, Tenn.

See the complete article in the Illinois Energy Forum-May 2019