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From the Editor

Introduction to this Issue

As most of our readers know, most IEEE Power & Energy Magazine issues are devoted to a single preselected theme. However, we also welcome submissions…

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Leader’s Corner

Introduction to the Feature Articles

Every so often, people, families, and companies look to evaluate their accomplishments, where they stand, and where they are going…

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Feature Articles

The mission of the power industry has been to build and operate a reliable, affordable, and efficient grid…

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By Devon Manz, Reigh Walling, Nick Miller, Beth LaRose, Rob D’Aquila and Bahman Daryanian

In the traditional electricity grid, there are four major components: power generation, power transmission, power distribution, and grid operation…

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By Miles H.F. Wen and Victor O.K. Li

The office of electricity delivery and energy reliability of the U.S. DOE, the Bonneville Power Administration, and…

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By Philip Overholt, Dmitry Kosterev, Joseph Eto, Steve Yang and Bernard Lesieutre
A Road Map to Integration

Smart grid-related blogs, newsletters, and conferences have endured numerous debates and discussions around the issue of whether or not the smart grid is being integrated…

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By Hassan Farhangi
Powering Through the Storm

Disasters, whether natural of man-made, compromise the quality of life for all involved…

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By Chad Abbey, David Cornforth, Nikos Hatziargyriou, Keiichi Hirose, Alexis Kwasinski, Elias Kyriakides, Glenn Platt, Lorenzo Reyes and Siddharth Suryanarayanan
Forewarned is Forearmed

The integrity of large-scale interconnected power grids may break down under system disturbances. The postdisturbance system may even turn out to cause a major blackout…

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By Ziwen Yao, Veera Raju Vinnakota, Qing Zhu, Charles Nichols, Greg Dwernychuk and Tito Inga-Rojas
A Grid-Friendly Plant

A recent rapid PV price reduction has significantly increased the competitiveness of PV-generated electricity, which has now reached grid parity in many markets…

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By Mahesh Morjaria, Dmitriy Anichkov, Vladimir Chadliev and Sachin Soni

This article presents an operational framework that can implement asset management concepts for distribution systems…

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By Reza Dashti and Saeed Afsharnia

Departments & Columns

  • Letters to the Editor

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

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  • Leader’s Corner

    Every so often, people, families, and companies look to evaluate their accomplishments, where they stand, and where they are going…

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  • History

    Recently, I drove out the Tyler Street Extension in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to view the ongoing demolition of Building 9 in the former General Electric Company (GE) plant…

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  • Society News

    Four IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) members have been chosen to receive 2014 IEEE awards…

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  • Book Review

    There is one book reviewed in this issue. The third edition of this text on electric machinery has reference-frame theory at its core…

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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

    Deregulation, reregulation, distributed generation, renewable energy, solar cells, wind generation, geothermal generation, microgrids, off the grid, battery storage, electric vehicles…

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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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