By Topic

Getting a grip on the grid

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
V. Madani ; Pacific Gas & Electr. Co., San Francisco, CA, USA ; D. Novosel

When accidents occur in the systems that comprise an interconnected electric power grid, these accidents must be regarded as the symptom of inadequate grid design and management. As such, there is an urgent need for cross-regional reforms so that the best available technology is promptly put to use, without lengthy delays arising from the legislative or regulatory process. The reform process needs to recognize that all interconnected systems will experience major blackouts if operated outside intended design limits. Ultimately, end users must accept the price for reliability or the consequence of unavailability.

Published in:

IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 12 )