January/February 2014 | IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
IEEE Power & Energy Society
Piecing the Picture Together
Energy for All
Connecting the Dots
Distributed Management Systems
The Waves of Wind
Keeping the Smart Grid Safe
Lessons Learned
Taking a Global Look
The New World
The Emerging Field of Data Analytics
Plugging into DC
Electrifying Education
All in a Day's Work
Facing New Challenges
Reaching for the Light
Seasons of Change
Protection from the Storm
Europe Lights the Way
Global Changes

From the Editor

Introduction to this Issue

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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Guest Editorial

Introduction to the Feature Articles

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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Feature Articles

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

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By Eric H. Allen, Robert B. Stuart and Thomas E. Wiedman

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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By James Feltes and Carlos Grande-Moran

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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By Michael Bahrman and Per-Erik Bjorklund

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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By Shanshan Liu, Yunhe Hou, Chen-Ching Liu and Robin Podmore

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

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By G. Larry Clark

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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By Liang Che, Mohammad Khodayar and Mohammad Shahidehpour

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

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

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  • History

    High in the grandeur of the mighty Colorado Rocky Mountains, a power company was born that undertook a variety of trailblazing efforts that would significantly benefit the power industry for years to come.

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  • Society News

    The seaside ambiance of hospitable Vancouver inspired the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in late July 2103…

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  • Book Review

    The book reviewed in this issue, Power System Coherency and Model Reduction, is an excellent reference on the subject…

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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

    As the world grows more interconnected, we are becoming surrounded by complex interactive networks/systems (CIN/S).

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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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