July/August 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

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared the decade 2014–2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, underscoring the…

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Guest Editorial

Introduction to the Feature Articles

In July 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged US$7 billion to help provide access to electricity to Sub-Saharan Africa…

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Feature Articles

The World Bank identifies the need to make more energy available at affordable prices to enable all people to use modern energy to meet their basic needs…

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By Adriaan Zomers

There are about 1.2 billion people who do not have access to electricity, most of them in rural and remote areas…

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By Hugh Rudnick, Joseph Mutale, Debabrata Chattopadhyay and Robert Saint

Since the launch of the SE4ALL initiative by the United Nations in 2011, access to energy has become one of the main priorities for the international development agenda…

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By Marcus Wiemann and Ling Ng

Access to energy in many of the world’s remote communities is still restricted; these locations only have access to simple and inexpensive local energy sources…

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By Mariano Arriaga, Claudio A. Cañizares and Mehrdad Kazerani

In Latin America, the electrification rate has reached 92.3%, but that still leaves 33.8 million people without access to electricity…

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By Guillermo A. Jiménez-Estévez, Rodrigo Palma-Behnke, Diego Ortiz-Villalba, Oscar Núñez Mata and Carlos Silva Montes

Sustainability has been famously defined as “the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs…”

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By Henry Louie, Peter Dauenhauer, Michael Wilson, Adriaan Zomers and Joseph Mutale

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

    As one of ten division directors representing the Technical Activities Board of the IEEE Board of Directors, I am honored to write this column…

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  • History

    The present Grand Central Terminal on 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan, New York City, opened in 1913. A recent article in this column described in detail the electrification…

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  • Society News

    Beginning in August, the election for the position of IEEE Division VII director-elect for 2015 will be held. Division VII consists of IEEE PES…

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  • Book Review

    In this issue, we have the review for the third edition of a book that was first published in 1985…

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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

    Electricity access is one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century…

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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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