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IEEE Computer Applications in Power

Issue 1 • Jan. 1998

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  • Guest Editorial

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques In Power Systems [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 71
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  • Planning models show comparative results

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):64 - 68
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    Electricity supply planning models are built to assist decision-makers in keeping future supply and demand in balance. The planning problem can be approached in different ways. This article focuses on two planning models and compares how they approach and resolve the planning problem. SEPU is an expert model that can be used for detailed reliability studies, mainly from a short-term perspective. P... View full abstract»

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  • Multifunctional synchronized measurement network [power systems]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):26 - 30
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    In 1992, the New York Power Authority (USA) and the other Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation member electric utilities initiated the deployment of a network of power system synchronized measurement units using phasor measurement technology on the New York State high-voltage transmission system. This article defines the current and future status of the measurement network, featuring ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart maps streamline distribution design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):48 - 53
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    The need for low-cost electrification to uplift the living standards of the community is a major concern in developing countries. In South Africa, the majority of the population is without electricity and, in many instances, lives in informal settlements. Major strides are underway to supply electricity to these people in a short period of time. Designing low-cost and effective electrification sch... View full abstract»

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  • Online dynamic security assessment in an EMS

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):43 - 47
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    System stability analysis results have been part of electric utilities' operating guidelines for move than a decade. Today, these guidelines are compiled from offline stability studies conducted jointly with other utilities and independently by each utility. The offline study results are adjusted for actual generation patterns and network conditions, based on sensitivity analysis, and presented to... View full abstract»

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  • Simulator helps validate a voltage control expert system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):59 - 63
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    Computational tools must be fully tested and evaluated before they are implemented in a real system to ensure that the software provides reliable solutions under any condition that may occur. Verification and validation of expert systems present some particular difficulties, because they deal with declarative knowledge instead of the procedural instructions found in numerical programs. A static po... View full abstract»

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  • Controlling the flow of real and reactive power

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):20 - 25
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    The unified power flow controller (UPFC) is the cornerstone of EPRI's flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) program. FACTS is an evolving technology-based solution envisioned by EPRI to help the electric utility industry deal with the changes in the power delivery business. UPFC was proposed for real-time control and dynamic compensation of AC transmission systems and offers multiple compensatio... View full abstract»

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  • Students grasp complex concepts through animation [power engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):31 - 36
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    This paper presents examples which show how computer animation may be used in teaching electrical power engineering subjects. The topics covered include: transmission system transients; power transformer saturation; and electric machine operation View full abstract»

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  • Electric power quality: a tutorial introduction

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):15 - 19
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    Electric power quality is an aspect of power engineering that has been with us since the inception of power systems; however, topics in power quality have risen to the forefront since the advent of high power semiconductor switches and networking of transmission and subtransmission systems. Also, the trends in modern power engineering have been to extract the most from the existing installed power... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching tool shows results through visualization [power systems education]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):37 - 42
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    Many students have difficulty in understanding the concepts and mastering the analytical skills required in their first course in power systems. This paper describes PowerGraf, an interactive software package for supplementing and enhancing the learning process in the classroom, the laboratory and in the student's self-study. The package is designed for students with little understanding of power ... View full abstract»

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  • Flexible billing tools meet customer demands

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):54 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    As energy suppliers face increasing demands from customers under competition for more informative billing services, the information technology tools used by suppliers to deliver these services must become more flexible. The system described in this article shows how utilities can adopt these new tools today, to the benefit of their customers tomorrow. Energy Interactive, Inc. developed a software ... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

Devoted to computer applications in the electric power field involving planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and control of power systems. Articles cover energy management systems, transient network analysis, cable systems, economics, and contingency analysis.

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