November/December 2012 | IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
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From the Editor

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

Issue: November/December 2012

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.

Issue: November/December 2012

Guest Editorial

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

Issue: November/December 2012

High-Wire Act

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…

Issue: November/December 2012

Platforms for Change

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

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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.

Issue: November/December 2012

Magic Bus

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

Issue: November/December 2012

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…

Issue: November/December 2012

Edison Redux

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

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