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The scope of this Transactions covers the requirements, planning, analysis, reliability, operation, and economics of electric generating, transmission, and distribution systems for general industrial, commercial, public, and domestic consumption. The main focus of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems is the power system from a systems viewpoint instead of components of the system. It has five (5) key areas within its scope with several subdivisions within each area. These areas are: (1) Power Engineering Education, (2) Power System Analysis, Computing, and Economics, (3) Power System Dynamic Performance, (4) Power System Operations, and  (5) Power System Planning and Implementation. The purviews of these areas are broad and do not need frequent updates. However, if a new technology evolves in the industry and it needs specific focus, the purview of the corresponding area  is updated to include the technology and the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems  identifies it as a new subdivision. The current scope and the subdivisions under each area are shown below. Area 1 - Power Engineering Education: New instruction methods (software/internet/laboratory/combined with research), Virtual classrooms/laboratories, Distance education, Life-long learning. Area 2 - Power System Analysis, Computing, and Economics: Computational techniques and analytical methods for planning, operations and control, Computing applications,  Distribution system analysis, Economics, market organization, cost structures, pricing and risk management, Intelligent system applications, Reliability, uncertainty and probability and stochastic system applications. Area 3 - Power System Dynamic Performance: Power system dynamic modeling: components and systems, Power system stability: phenomena, analysis, and techniques, Power system stability controls: design and applications, Power system dynamic measurements, Power system interaction with turbine generators, Dynamic security assessment: techniques and applications, risk-based methods. Area 4 - Power System Operations: Emerging methods for restructured systems, Transmission operations and security, Energy control centers, Distribution operation, System control, Operating economics and pricing.  Area 5 - Power System Planning & Implementation: Generation system resource planning, Transmission system planning, Distribution system planning, Integrated resource planning and distributed resource planning, Load forecasting, Customer products and services planning and implementation. Industry restructuring planning and policy issue.

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ISSN: 0885-8950

Publication Details: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems


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  • Power, Energy, & Industry Applications



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