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Hurricane Impat

From Sean Toroghi’s new paper: “A Framework for the Resilience Analysis of Electric Infrastructure Systems Including Temporary Generation Systems,” Toroghi, S. S. H., Thomas, V. M. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 202: 107013-107028, 2020.
The figure shows the impact of hurricane Florence, which caused a power outage for 890,000 customers in 2018. It was reported that white neighborhoods had power restored sooner than black neighborhoods. In this paper we provide a framework to evaluate electricity system resilience that includes responsiveness to different customer groups.


  • Yuang Chen, Georgia Tech,
  • Dr. Dong Gu Choi, Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Todd Levin, Argonne National Laboratory,
  • Dr. Amelia Musselman, Systems Policy Analyst,
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
  • Dr. Dima Nazzal, ISyE, Georgia Tech
  • Dr. Soheil Shayegh, Bocconi University and European Institute on Economy and the Environment (EIEE),
  • Dr.Valerie M. Thomas, ISyE and School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech


Our current research focuses on:

  • Electricity development in Rwanda and other developing countries
  • Integration of health impacts with electricity system operation
  • Grid integration of electric vehicles




This research is supported by:

National Science Foundation
Anderson Fund of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute