Contingency

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Definitions

National Definitions

Canada

AESO
Contingency (power grid) means the unexpected failure or outage of a system component, such as a generating unit, transmission line, circuit breaker, switch or electrical element. [1]


United Kingdom

Possible future emergency or risk which must be prepared for. [2]

Civil contingency refers to risks to civilian health, safety, and property from emergencies as defined in the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) [2].


United States

ICDRM
Contingency is a potential occurrence that is likely but not certain to happen. [3]


NERC
The unexpected failure or outage of a system component, such as a generator, transmission line, circuit breaker, switch or other electrical element. [4]



Standard Definition

ISO 22300:2012(en)

Possible future event, condition or eventuality. [5]


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