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Geomagnetic Disturbances and their Impacts on Power Transformers - WeblogPost by Andrew Lawless
This webcast presented a simple overview of the phenomena that has received so much recent attention. After attending meetings and conferences with a diverse range of attendees, including engineering professionals, utility managers, insurance professionals, government officials, politicians, NGO’s, and policy makers, I wanted to offer a layman’s overview to talk through some basic details about GMD and the impacts on power transformers, especially given the many misconceived notions of impending doom from GMD which has been seized upon by popular media outlets.
I hope this blog can dispel any unfounded misconceptions about natural occurring GMD and help channel the many recommendations and ideas into practical solutions.
I received more than 100 questions during and after the webcast, and although it will take a while to answer them all, I hope to do that here and engage with you in dialog that will be informative and engaging.
Take a look at the webcast, and post your questions and comments here.