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1 Introduction
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... The purpose was not to translate the entire report into the present, but to 1 It should be noted that although the grid tends to be referred to as a single unit, in fact it is comprised of three separate grids with few connections between them: the Eastern Interconnection, the Western Interconnection, and the Texas Interconnection. 2 National Research Council, 2012, Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.
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... Gerald Galloway, University of Maryland, noted that insurance agencies are beginning to recognize that catastrophic occurrences are becoming increasingly frequent as global climate change continues to alter weather patterns, and they are starting to factor this into their risk assessment models. While Hurricane Sandy may have been the most recent natural disaster to broadly impact national infrastructure, he also pointed to the tsunami in Japan that led the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster in 2012 and the impact of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina on the Gulf Coast in 2005 as catastrophic events that have led to major upheaval.
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... Given this shifting landscape, identifying vulnerabilities in the electric power system to both natural disasters and terrorist attacks remains a serious challenge. Chapters 2 and 3 are focused on physical vulnerabilities in the system and issues of cybersecurity, respectively, in order to better understand the threats to resilience that the electric power system faces.

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