Analysis of Electrical Power and Oil and Gas Pipeline Failures

  • Jeffrey Simonoff
  • Carlos Restrepo
  • Rae Zimmerman
  • Zvia Naphtali
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 253)

This paper examines the spatial and temporal distribution of failures in three critical infrastructure systems in the United States: the electrical power grid, hazardous liquids (including oil) pipelines, and natural gas pipelines. The analyses are carried out at the state level, though the analytical frameworks are applicable to other geographic areas and infrastructure types. The paper also discusses how understanding the spatial distribution of these failures can be used as an input into risk management policies to improve the performance of these systems, as well as for security and natural hazards mitigation.

Keywords: Electrical power, oil and gas pipelines, risk, count regression models

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Simonoff
    • 1
  • Carlos Restrepo
    • 2
  • Rae Zimmerman
    • 3
  • Zvia Naphtali
    • 2
  1. 1.StatisticsNew York University's Stern School of BusinessNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Civil Infrastructure SystemsWagner Graduate School of Public ServiceNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Planning and Public AdministrationWagner Graduate School of Public ServiceNew YorkUSA

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