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How Safe Are Our Power Grids? / ORF.

Infobase, (film distributor.). ORF (Firm) (Added Author).

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (51 min., 26 sec)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : ORF, [2017]
  • Distributor: New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released by ORF, 2017.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 10, 2018.
Formatted Contents Note:
Maintaining Power Supply (3:59); European Power Grid (4:12); Optimism (2:20); Transmission (3:27); Renewables (11:30); Cybercrime (6:53); Global Warming (3:49); Blackout (6:48); Black Start (3:10); Energy Waste (4:27); Credits: How Safe Are Our Power Grids (0:45);
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Summary, etc.:
Our well-being is based on highly developed networks and all components have one thing in common: in order to function, they need electricity. We have become used to having access to electricity whenever and wherever we need it. Yet experts have recently pointed out the potential threats to our networks. Energy transition, increasing usage, bad weather and the liberalized energy market push it further and further to the limits of its capacities. On top of this, there is the existing danger of a certain manipulation such as terrorism or cyber-attacks. The list of systems which would also work without electricity is very short. Electricity is the lifeline for countless crucial infrastructures: communication, transport, food, healthcare, security, finance and production would be greatly affected. Peppo Wagner asks leading, international experts, which factors our electrical networks are vulnerable to, what the risks actually comprise, and which solutions could be imagined.
Target Audience Note:
9 - 12, Academic/AP
System Details Note:
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
Language Note:
Source of Description Note:
Title from distributor's description
Subject: Electricity.
Technical education.
Genre/Form: Streaming videos.
Internet videos.
Topic Heading: Films on Demand > Technical and Trades Collection

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