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Electric Power and Energy Engineering: The First Century

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4 Author(s)
Heydt, G.T. ; Sch. of Electr., Comput., & Energy Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA ; Ayyanar, R. ; Hedman, K.W. ; Vittal, V.

Electric power and energy engineering has as a basic tenet the relief of humankind of its burden, and the transmission and processing of information. In this paper, the salient advances of the first century of the electrification of the World is reviewed with special emphasis on the contemporary design and operation of electric power and energy systems. The advancements of power engineering are reviewed from a 2012 perspective, and issues of sustainability and the utilization of renewable resources are discussed.

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:100 ,  Issue: Special Centennial Issue )