Research on the August 14th Blackout in North America and Canada
Department of Electrical Information, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Jinan, 250031, China
Abstract: The aims of this research are finding the major causes of the blackout on August 14th 2003 in North America and Canada and the lessons can be learned in China. This essay researched lots of documents and reports from many authorities and scholars and found that this accident was a cascading effect caused by a certain fault point and the essential causes are the problem of power dispatch and system information management. This accident can be a good lesson to Chinese power network to set a high standard reliable system. This report also gives the recommendations to current China system.