July/August 2013 | 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

The January/February 2013 “In My View” column titled “Off the Grid! Off the Grid!” by Associate Editor Gerry Sheblé was a forerunner to the theme of this issue.

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Guest Editorial

Introduction to the Feature Articles

Depending on where you live, work, shop, or go to school, there may well be a microgrid in your future.

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Feature Articles

Microgrids have been identified as key components of the smart grid for improving power reliability and quality, increasing system energy efficiency, and providing…

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By Merrill Smith and Dan Ton
Ivory Tower of Power

University Campuses offer a perfect setting in which to establish a microgrid and maximize its operational benefits.

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By Byron Washom, John Dilliot, David Weil, Jan Kleissl, Natasha Balac, William Torre and Chuck Richter
Islands in the Storm

Evening is falling and the skies darken. A storm has been brewing all day, and now it settles in. Rain begins to fall…

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By Michael Montoya, Robert Sherick, Percy Haralson, Russ Neal and Robert Yinger
Leading the Charge

In today’s interconnected battlefield, our war fighters are increasingly reliant on capabilities at domestic military installations to support critical missions.

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By Scott Van Broekhoven, Nicholas Judson, James Galvin and Jeffrey Marqusee
It Takes a Village

Access to electric energy is an “indispensable element of sustainable human development,” according to the International Energy Agency.

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By Terry Mohn
Microgrids for Fun and Profit

A vision shared by many experts is that future communities will be self-sufficient with respect to energy production and will adopt microgrids.

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By Farnaz Farzan, Sudipta Lahiri, Michael Kleinberg, Kaveh Gharieh, Farbod Farzan and Mohsen Jafari
Ecocity Upon a Hill

Smart grids are fundamentally important for transforming today’s electricity grids in order to address growing demand; renewable, intermittent, and distributed generation…

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By Laurent Schmitt, Jayant Kumar, David Sun, Said Kayal and S.S. (Mani) Venkata

Geomagnetic Disturbances, Geomagnetic induced currents, and their impacts on bulk power systems have been of interest to power engineers since the 1960s.

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By IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Council Task Force on Geomagnetic Disturbances

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

    I always enjoy writing an article for IEEE Power & Energy Magazine that allows me to share with you some of the great things going on at IEEE.

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  • Society News

    Beginning in August, the voting membership of PES will have the opportunity to elect our future leadership.

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  • Book Review

    The book title is wind energy, but according to the reviewer, the focus is really on power quality and energy storage…

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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

    Following Hurricane Sandy’s impact in New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey, policy makers examined a variety of measures to fortify the electric grid…

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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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