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In 1978, the IEEE Task Force on Discrete Supplementary Controls (predecessor of the Working Group on Special Stability Controls) published a survey paper. This paper is citation 1.1 of this bibliography. The survey paper identified ten discrete controls which have been applied by utilities. Use of these discrete controls is becoming more necessary as the utilization of transmission systems increases. Increased utilization of transmission is due to a variety of economic, environmental regulatory reasons. In many situations use of discrete controls reflects cost-effective engineering practice, even when construction of new transmission is a viable option. This bibliography is reasonably comprehensive. The Working Group resources, however, did not allow a truly complete bibliography. Only English language papers, particularly the IEEE literature, from about 1965 are cited. Emphasis is on controls actually implemented by North American utilities.