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.



CPI's AVERT is the only available model of the geoelectric field that uses regional and local data and is customizable to customer needs.

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SHM Magnetometers

Space Hazard Monitors (SHMs) are custom built magnetometer installations designed to monitor local conditions that can lead to geomagnetically-induced currents (GICs). SHMs are fully off-grid, with built-in power and communications.

SHMs provide continuous real-time monitoring of local conditions and integrate with CPI's AVERT electric field model to provide the clearest insight available to know your local GIC hazard conditions.


TPL-007 Model validation