January/February 2014 | IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
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No Light in August

On 14 August 2003, three 345-KV transmission circuits in Northeastern Ohio contacted overgrown trees during…

Issue: January/February 2014

Down, But Not Out

Modern Power Systems are highly reliable. They are operated to withstand the variability in system conditions that occurs in the course of normal operations…

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The New Black Start

The very first commercial High-Voltage dc (HVdc) transmission system, commissioned in 1954, had black-start capability. This system links the island of Gotland with…

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The Healing Touch

Major electric power disturbances can be triggered by storms, heat waves, solar flares, and other sources, but all have their roots in the vulnerabilities of existing power grids.

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A Changing Map

Restoring service to customers has always been a top priority at the Alabama Power Company during my 45 years there…

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Only Connect

As the utility grid ages and the demand for electricity grows, the impact of major interruptions of the electricity infrastructure will be more intense.

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From the Editor

What appears like a proliferation of blackouts worldwide as a result of abnormal storm activity, man-made accidents, climate change, or…

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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

The beginning of 2014 offers a change in the leadership of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES).

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Guest Editorial

Engineers are doing their best to harden the grid and promote high levels of reliability required for meeting the demands of the digital age.

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In This Issue

Feature Articles

Departments & Columns

Upcoming Issue Themes

    • 100% Clean Energy


    • Smart, Cities, Smart Villages


  • Pandemic!


  • Power System Dynamic State and Parameter Estimation

  • T&D Equipment

  • Blackouts – what they can teach us about enhancing reliability

  • Empowering Customers

  • Grid Communications

  • Making EVs and Grid Work Together