Title: Towards a European Energy Risks Monitor to Consistently Map Safety and Security Risks of Different Energy Infrastructures
Citation: SAFETY SCIENCE vol. 45 no. 9 p. 905-919
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC42099
ISSN: 0925-7535
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC42099
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2006.12.002
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: After mapping of current European Union regulations on the management of accident risks related to natural hazards and different industrial activities, this paper discusses insights from past and current European Commission initiatives on harmonisation of assessment and management of safety risks. The problem of safety comparison and risk/benefit communication is of critical importance for sustainable decision making. For the specific case of the energy sector, the European Commission¿s Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) and DG TREN (Directorate General for Transport and Energy) have recently started two connected initiatives, called energy risks monitor (ERMON) and safety and security of energy infrastructures in a comparative view (SEIF-CV). While ERMON deals with the development of a methodology and corresponding web-based information system to cross-compare in a consistent way safety, risk and reliability performances of different energy systems (fossil, nuclear, renewables) across their specific fuel cycle chains, SEIF-CV creates a corresponding network of stakeholders in the energy sector as well as the necessary review and user panels for ERMON. Objectives and status of ERMON and SEIF-CV are described.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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