geomagnetic disturbance hazards

Geomagnetic storms originating from our active sun’s solar flares impact the magnetic and electric fields here on Earth. The elevated electric fields can cause geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) in electric lines that may damage critical power infrastructure. Our scientists and engineers are on the forefront of geomagnetic disturbance hazard studies, building tools and sensors to analyze impacts, monitor hazards, and provide actionable information about this space weather phenomena. CPI’s geomagnetic hazard analysis is led out of the CPI Boulder office.

CPI's real-time geoelectric field model, AVERT, and our industry-ready magnetometer installations, SHMs, give utilities the information they need to understand local conditions in real-time and react to evolving GIC hazards. For more information, please see our GMD page.