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Special PSU - CEE Structural Engineering Seminar
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 1:30pm

Engineering Building 102

"Transmission Power Grid Performance During  Subduction  Zone Earthquakes: Chile, Japan, and the PNW"

Leon Kempner, PhD, PE
Principal Transmission Structural Engineer
Bonneville Power Administration

Following the 2010 destructive Chilean and 2011 Japanese earthquakes, Lean Kempner and other engineers visited the earthquake areas to investigate how the infrastructure of the two countries was affected and what could be learned to prepare for a future Cascadia earthquake. Leon Kempner's presentation will focus on the electrical grid infrastructure.