November/December 2012 | IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
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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
Microgrids
Reaching for the Light
Seasons of Change
Protection from the Storm
Europe Lights the Way
Global Changes

From the Editor

Introduction to this Issue

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

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Guest Editorial

Introduction to the Feature Articles

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

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Feature Articles

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…

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By Ram Adapa

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

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By Peter Lundberg, Magnus Callavik, Michael Bahrman and Peter Sandeberg

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

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By Rajat Majumder, Carsten Bartzsch, Peter Kohnstam, Eric Fullerton, Allan Finn and Wayne Galli

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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By Guy AlLee and William Tschudi
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By Brian T. Patterson

Corporate research centers, universities, power equipment vendors, end users, and other market participants around the world are beginning to explore and consider the use of dc…

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By Gregory F. Reed, Brandon M. Grainger, Adam R. Sparacino and Zhi-Hong Mao

Departments & Columns

  • 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.

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  • History

    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.

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  • 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…

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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

    This spring I published an article in MIT’s Technology Review magazine predicting that dc might once again flow through the power distribution grids that deliver electricity to power consumers.

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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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