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Thursday, May 12 • 11:20am - 11:40am
Is California's Aging Infrastructure the Principal Contributor to the Recent Trend of Power Outage?

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The United States electric power infrastructure is in an urgent need of renovation. The recent incidents of major power outages in the city of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Simi Valley, San Diego, and San Francisco have drawn attention to the unreliability of California's electric power system. President Obama discusses America aging power infrastructure and California Public Utilities Commission calls for a comprehensive review of the causes of the recent power outages. This report explores Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their aim to identify a correlation between the power plants age and the power outages in the state of California. Utilizing ArcMap Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) modeling tool, data analysis shows no correlation between the power outages and the infrastructure age.

Vivian Sultan, MBA, MSIS, CPSM, PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University,
Claremont, CA
Ahmed Alzahrani, PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Hind Bitar, PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Norah Alharbi, PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

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Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

President, Compass Rose GIS


Norah Alharbi

Claremont Graduate University
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Ahmed Alzahrani

Grad Student, Claremont Graduate University
Ahmed is pursuing his Ph.D at Claremont Graduate University. His main interest Centered around GIS, Social Networks, Data Mining and Machine Learning.
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Hind Bitar

Student, Claremont Graduate University
I am a Ph.D student at Claremont Graduate University. My background is in CS, and my Master degree is in IS. I am a long life student. I have three years of experience in teaching. My concentration is in health informatics and energy systems.
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Vivian Sultan, MBA, MSIS, CPSM

PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University
Vivian Sultan is an Adjunct Professor at California State University (CSULA), College of Business & Economics. She is a certified professional in Supply Management with experience in account product management, operations, and automated system projects development. Vivian holds MBA... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 11:20am - 11:40am PDT
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