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    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):i - xiv
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  • Electric power and energy engineering education in USA: A status report, issues and challenges

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):A1-1 - A1-6
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    In order to promote power and energy engineering education and career opportunities and to meet the future needs and expectations of the power and energy industry in the 21st century, the curriculum and course contents must be very carefully designed and delivered. Preparing future generation of electric power and energy systems engineers is different than it was in the past and is a ch... View full abstract»

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  • Medium-voltage arc flash in open air and padmounted equipment

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):A2-1 - A2-9
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    Arc flash is an important consideration for personnel safety. This paper shows test results for overhead arc flash scenarios and arc flash in a padmounted switch. Both scenarios result in more incident energy than expected. For overhead arc scenarios, longer arc lengths are considered when analyzing arc flash. For the padmounted switch, an equation is developed to help coordinate protective clothi... View full abstract»

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  • Grounding considerations for large kVA pad-mount transformers

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):A3-1 - A3-4
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    Utilities in the United States and Canada have done extensive analysis of the ground grid design for substations in order to limit step and touch potentials to safe values; however, few have analyzed the potential hazard and designed grounding systems for pad-mount transformers. Since the kVA size and voltage ratings of pad-mounts have increased and the exterior of these facilities are accessible ... View full abstract»

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  • Economics of a small renewable generation system

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):A4-1 - A4-6
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    Many factors can affect the economics of a small grid connected renewable energy generation system. They range from determining a site, maintenance, project life and financing. This paper studies all of those factors and how they affect the economics for small renewable generation systems 50 kW and below. It will also provide charts on expected financial outcomes based on those factors, using a fi... View full abstract»

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  • Rural energy security using autonomous micro-turbine smart grids

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):B1-1 - B1-5
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    Rural energy security is a topic of great importance, not only in the USA, but in many regions of the world. In many places, there is no grid. We propose the development of autonomous smart grids which can be used in any region without the existence of a centralized grid. The grids can be portable and can support a small population, as well as, scaling to larger one. View full abstract»

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  • Distribution system analysis and the future Smart Grid

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):B2-1 - B2-8
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    The “Smart Grid” refers to various efforts to modernize the power grid through the application of alternate sources of energy and intelligent devices. The present national interest in Smart Grid applications has generated many questions concerning the role of distribution engineering in the future. What features do utility engineers need in distribution system analysis tools to suppo... View full abstract»

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  • Real time evaluation and operation of the smart grid using game theory

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):B3-1 - B3-6
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    Utilities are implementing smart grid technology on their electric grids in an effort to receive more information and have more control of their electric grid. As a result, the utilities are able to take advantage of this new technology in the form of load reduction, reliability, and automations of the utility's grid. With the advent of Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI), Supervisory Control and... View full abstract»

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  • Report on real-time grid analysis pilots

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):B4-1 - B4-7
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    In August, 2010, Milsoft began its first pilot study of real-time grid analysis at Owen Electric in Kentucky. In this pilot, the IT requirements of the server platform necessary to acquire AMR data and SCADA in real-time was tested and the use of load allocation/load flow converted to perform automatically in real-time was investigated. While this was a simple circuit with 60 meters total, the res... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated volt/VAR control on rural distribution systems

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):B5-1 - B5-9
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    The integration of smart grid technologies along with improved feeder monitoring capabilities have led to a renewed focus on voltage and reactive power control on power distribution systems. Economic and operational benefits result from effectively managing the voltage profile and feeder power factor. While monitoring, control, and communications technologies are rapidly evolving, the basic tools ... View full abstract»

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  • Expansion of distribution automation with communicating faulted circuit indicators

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):B6-1 - B6-6
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    United Cooperative Services has a long history of incorporating distribution automation into its electric utility distribution operations. With the advent of new communications options and improved Faulted Circuit Indicator technology, United has embarked on an expansion of its distribution automation plans to incorporate communicating Faulted Circuit Indicators to improve system reliability. View full abstract»

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  • Using the IEEE Comprehensive Test Feeder

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):C1-1 - C1-7
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    The IEEE Comprehensive Test Feeder was presented at the 2010 IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference. [1] The purpose of this test feeder was to present the data for a radial distribution feeder that will require the modeling of all possible overhead and underground lines, voltage regulator connections and transformer connections. The data for the feeder can be found at the IEEE PES website.... View full abstract»

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  • High-speed communication-assisted tripping and sectionalizing for distribution systems

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):C2-1 - C2-6
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    The recent advent of Smart Grid has given rise to advances in communication systems for distribution systems. Modern numerical overcurrent relays have the technology available to utilize these communication channels for both high speed-assisted tripping and sectionalizing. Assisted tripping and sectionalizing allows the utility to operate their distribution system in a network as opposed to radial... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced distribution reclosing using wireless communications

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):C3-1 - C3-7
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    A key smart grid solution that affects quality of electric service to rural electric cooperative customers is automatic distribution reclosing. Distribution reclosers offer rural electric cooperatives the benefit of isolating faults and minimizing the number of effected customers during a fault condition. Over the years, sequence coordination between upstream and downstream reclosers has for trip ... View full abstract»

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  • Distribution automation systems with advanced features

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):C4-1 - C4-15
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    This paper examines the use of wide-area distribution automation (DA) systems in electric power distribution systems. The number of DA systems installed on an annual basis is increasing. Many of these projects encompass a large area of a distribution system. Wide-area DA holds the promise of further increasing distribution system reliability. This paper presents wide-area DA strategies and discuss... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing fast configurable bolt-on self-healing technology for distribution management systems

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):C5-1 - C5-9
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    Implementation of an automation system to meet specific improvement goals for System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) is discussed. Self-healing automation systems that use sensors, controls, and real-time distribution data to isolate faults and reconfigure feeders to minimize service disruption are an integral part of any Smart Grid vision. These automation solutions work best when the... View full abstract»

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