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Introduction to this Issue

The term “smart grid” is one that has become ubiquitous, but its definition is flexible. Generically the following definition may apply as well as any: a smart grid is…

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Letters to the Editor

Introduction to the Feature Articles

Readers are encouraged to share their views on issues affecting the electric power engineering profession.

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Feature Articles

The evolutionary path of the U.S. electricity grid is at a historical crossroads.

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By Mladen Kezunovic, Vijay Vittal, Sakis Meliopoulos and Tim Mount
Beyond the Crystal Ball

Signs are emerging that North American power markets are moving toward commonality and maturity in their function, if not their operations.

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By Mandhir Sahni, Richard Jones and Yunzhi Cheng
See It Fast to Keep Calm

As the electrical utility industry addresses energy and environmental needs through use of renewable energy, storage, and other technologies…

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By Mevludin Glavic, Damir Novosel, Eric Heredia, Dmitry Kosterev, Armando Salazar, Farrokh Habibi-Ashrafi and Matt Donnelly
The Power to Deliver

Looking at the communication industry, one observes how drastically the communication horizon has changed. A new era of consumer choice has been inaugurated.

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By A.R. Khattak, S.A. Mahmud and G.M. Khan
Strait Ahead

Given the increase in global energy consumption in tandem with economic growth and finite supplies of fossil fuels, the cost of producing electricity from conventional…

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By H.B. Gooi, P.L. So, E.K. Chan, E. Toh and H. Gan
Look Before You Leap

A fundamental truth of the grid has been that electricity must be generated at the precise moment it is demanded.

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By Devon Manz, Richard Piwko and Nicholas Miller

Departments & Columns

  • Letters to the Editor

    Readers are encouraged to share their views on issues affecting the electric power engineering profession.

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  • Leader’s Corner

    As the division VII director, I have a unique opportunity to see the intersection of Power & Energy Society and IEEE activities.

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  • History

    A great deal has been written about the work of William Stanley in creating the first practical alternating current installation in 1886.

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  • Society News

    Beginning in August, the 2012 the election for the position of IEEE Division VII director-elect for 2013 will be held.

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  • Calendar

    The IEEE Power & Energy Society website features a meetings section, which includes calls for papers and…

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  • In My View

    Whether we call it the smart grid or not, modernization of the country’s energy infrastructure has gained far more visibility in the last few years…

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  • Advertisers Index

    The Advertisers Index contained in this issue is compiled as a service to our readers and advertisers…

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