Articles | Volume 61
07 Jun 2023
 | 07 Jun 2023

A conceptual model for the estimation of flood damage to power grids

Panagiotis Asaridis and Daniela Molinari

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This paper presents a conceptual model for the estimation of flood damage to power grids and reviews the available methodologies, to better understand current modelling approaches, challenges, and limitations. The model adopts an interdisciplinary and multi-scale evaluation approach to handle the complex damage mechanisms and capture the cascading effects. In doing so, it adapts to different geographical and economic contexts, allowing stakeholders to implement comprehensive damage assessments.