Expert Hearing on solar storms

14 - 15 Mar 2016

Organised by Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

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Agenda

 

14 March

18.00

Informal get together drinks and dinner

 

15 March

08.30

Intro & formal welcome
Andreas Schraft, Head Cat Perils, Swiss Re

08.45

Part 1A:
From solar activities to fluctuating magnetic fields in the magnetosphere
Juha-Pekka Luntama, European Space Agency, Space Situational Awareness Program

09.30

Part 1B:
From fluctuating magnetic fields and electrojets to electric fields on the earth

Risto Pirjola, Natural Resources Canada, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Juha-Pekka Luntama, European Space Agency, Space Situational Awareness Program

10.15

Break

10.45

Part 2A:
From electric fields to GIC (Geomagnetically Induced Currents) in the power grid
Risto Pirjola, Natural Resources Canada, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Chathan Cooke,  Lab for Electromagnetic and Electrical Systems, MIT

11.30

Part 2B
From GIC to Blackouts

Dietrich Bonmann, ABB

Chathan Cooke,  Lab for Electromagnetic and Electrical Systems, MIT

12.15

Lunch

13.30

Part 3:  
Terms and conditions, which damages/claims are insured due to a blackout?  (a qualitative analysis)

Heidi Webster, Claims Expert, P&C Business Management EMEA, Swiss Re

14.15

Part 4:
How to calculate insured/reinsured losses?

Michel Messner, Senior Risk Manager, Risk Management Reinsurance, Swiss Re

Eric Durand, Senior Business Analyst, Underwriting Strategy, Swiss Re

15.30

Recap and next steps
Andreas Schraft, Head Cat Perils,  Swiss Re


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AGENDA

Time

Topic

Format

Speaker

11 Nov

 

 

 

18.30

Get together

Dinner

 

12 Nov

 

 

 

 

Moderator of the day


Eric Durand

08.30

Intro & welcome

Short speech

Andreas

08.45

Part 1:

Hazard in the US: Scientific findings of solar / geomagnetic storms

30 - 40 Minutes presentation followed by discussion

NN, MIT

10.30

Break

 

 

11.00

Part 2:

Vulnerability of EPPs:

Technology and resistance of EPPs

30 Minutes presentation followed by Q&A

Dr. Turhan Hilmi Demiray tbc,  ETH Zürich, Forschungsstelle Energienetze

12.00

Lunch

 

 

13.00

Part 3:

US Exposure assessment

30 Minutes presentation à input for scenario workshop

Aurel Schwerzmann, Swiss Re

 

Workshop: Scenario analyses & impact on insured risks

Two – three groups discussion potential scenarios from two-three different perspectives

Moderators: Experts

 

Feedback session

10 minutes each group

Moderator Eric Durand

15.00

Break

 

 

15.30

Part 4:

Legal: Terms & conditions of insurance coverage

30 minutes presentation followed by Q&A

Peter Bütikofer, Swiss Re

Beat Kramer, Swiss Re

16.30

End

 

 

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