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IUK: Critical infrastructure hotspot analysis

Aug 20, 2015

Our ‘hotspot’ analysis identified critical infrastructure locations (pdf, 200 KB), measured by the number of directly or indirectly dependent customers for Infrastructure UK (IUK), a unit within HM Treasury.

Through an extensive database of details from interdependent networks, we examined the nation-wide crisis points of individual infrastructures. The final analysis involved national-scale networks for electricity transmission and distribution, gas, trunk road and rail, and demonstrated that failure at a particular location could result in a cascade of effects and disruption.

The hotspot analysis also features in a University of Oxford case study, Getting critical (pdf, 310 KB).

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