How is the risk and safety of energy production managed?

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There is a significant risk aspect involved in production of energy. Both short- and long-term. This is thus an important research field.

The safety aspect of energy production

Risk management is important in the planning process of new power plants, as well as in the production and maintenance in existing facilities and distribution networks. Today, there are comprehensive ´regimes´ of regulation, both on a national and an international level. These regimes are constructed in order to prevent accidents and catastrophes. Regulations and governmental requirements create a deman for development of new technology and knowledge in this field.

How is risk management implemented in the use and production of energy and electricity? At TIK there is significant research on particularly two fields: i) safety and risk connected to the offshore petroleum sector, and ii) management of risk in nuclear waste disposal.