IEEE Power & Energy Society
Plugging into DC

From the Editor

Introduction to this Issue

Our issue’s theme presents a thorough and thought-provoking insight into what the future of our electric power system may well encompass.

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Guest Editorial

Introduction to the Feature Articles

At the turn of the 20th century, a fierce battle was fought over how electricity would be generated, delivered, and utilized…

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Feature Articles

Developed to meet a combination of technical and economic considerations, HVdc was launched in 1954 with the first commercial transmission link between the island of Gotland…

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By Ram Adapa

The first commercial HVDC electric transmission link was installed to power the Swedish island of Gotland…

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By Peter Lundberg, Magnus Callavik, Michael Bahrman and Peter Sandeberg

The interconnected electric power grid is the single largest and most complex machine in the world…

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By Rajat Majumder, Carsten Bartzsch, Peter Kohnstam, Eric Fullerton, Allan Finn and Wayne Galli

Direct current (DC) technology has changed significantly over the last 120-plus years since Edison and Westinghouse publicly battled over dc versus ac in the War of Currents.

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By Guy AlLee and William Tschudi
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By Brian T. Patterson

Corporate research centers, universities, power equipment vendors, end users, and other market participants around the world are beginning to explore and consider the use of dc…

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By Gregory F. Reed, Brandon M. Grainger, Adam R. Sparacino and Zhi-Hong Mao

Departments & Columns

  • Leader’s Corner

    The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting (GM) is an amazing event for our Society and colleagues across the power and energy field.

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  • History

    Niagra Mohawk Power Corporation’s (Niagara Mohawk’s) hydroelectric Schoellkopf Station was located in the Niagara River Gorge in the City of Niagara Falls, New York, USA.

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  • Book Reviews

    This book, Gas-Insulated Transmission Lines, covers various aspects of the gas-insulated transmission line (GIL) applications, including the description of the past…

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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

    This spring I published an article in MIT’s Technology Review magazine predicting that dc might once again flow through the power distribution grids that deliver electricity to power consumers.

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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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