Definition: Cascading Outage

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Cascading Outage

The uncontrolled successive loss of system elements triggered by an incident at any location. Cascading results in widespread electric service interruption that cannot be restrained from sequentially spreading beyond an area predetermined by studies.[1]

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Cascading failure
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