Risk analysis has long been the focus. The storm Gudrun, in January 2005, like other events in recent years, revealed the vulnerability of our modern societies. This event highlighted the need for risk analysis. Here we conduct research and doctoral projects in parallel with shorter development projects. The purpose is to develop results and new knowledge of risk analysis on an ongoing basis and to create cross-fertilisation between university research and development projects.
The program started in 2006 and so far, several new methods for risk assessment have been developed, which are currently used by electricity grid companies. Reliability data for distribution networks have also been updated. We also note that competence levels among participating electricity grid companies has been significantly increased.
The Energy Market Inspectorate has further developed its quality requirements, which places higher demands on competence in risk and reliability analysis within electricity grid companies. International developments also indicate that reliability analyses will be used to plan investments to a greater extent in the future. This trend also applies in Sweden.