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Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date Mar-Apr 2004

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  • Electric power transformer engineering [Book Review]

    Page(s): 50 - 51
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  • Reliability and security: the NERC new standards development process

    Page(s): 56 - 61
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    The August 14, 2003 blackout is expected to have a significant impact on the North American Electric Reliability Council's (NERC) reliability standards. The voluntary compliance and peer pressure NERC depended on for years to ensure compliance to its reliability rules are no longer sufficient to ensure reliable performance. The performance standards also need to be objective and measurable, and they must be developed in an open, inclusive, balanced and fair manner. The process also needs to be able to accommodate market solutions and business practices. NERC's new standards process is intended to establish standards necessary for reliable system operation and acceptable to industry participants. In the meantime, while new or revised reliability standards are being developed, NERC's existing planning standards and operating policies continue to be in effect until they are replaced by the new reliability standards. View full abstract»

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  • In memoriam: Charles Concordia

    Page(s): 53
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  • An advanced framework for real-time market operations and monitoring

    Page(s): 45 - 49
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    This paper reviews the relationship between specific power system operations and market functions, introduces a definition of market conditions that correspond to grid operating states, and proposes an integrated approach for real-time power market operations and monitoring, which will help ensure reliable operations at the lowest cost in decentralized markets and provide effective incentives for market participants. View full abstract»

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  • The first polyphase system: a look back at two-phase power for AC distribution

    Page(s): 63 - 66
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    This paper describes the first "polyphase" (more than one phase) system developed for the distribution of alternating current (AC) power. This two-phase system was subsequently rendered obsolete, however, by the superior three-phase system that is now universally used throughout the world. Today, the large-scale generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power is by means of the three-phase AC system; that is, three individual single-phase voltages and currents having a 120° phase relationship to each other and intermingled on three wires. The three-phase system has been adopted because it provides for a constant rather than pulsating power flow to motors, and because it is an efficient system as far as the amount of copper required per kilowatt transmitted. The theoretical complexity of the three-phase system, however, delayed its complete acceptance in the early days of electric power system development. View full abstract»

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  • Building a case for the hydrogen economy

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    BC Hydro has embarked on a strategy to be the leader in the development of a hydrogen economy in British Columbia, Canada, using sustainable electricity for hydrogen production. BC Hydro is now exploring this market by establishing relationships with key players and learning by doing through demonstration projects, as well as facilitating hydrogen opportunities in the province. BC Hydro's ultimate goal is to ensure that safe, economic and publicly acceptable hydrogen infrastructure is available to support the widespread adoption of fuel cell vehicles and other products. View full abstract»

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  • Data integration/exchange - Part 1: existing technical and business opportunities

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    The deregulation of the electric utility industry combined with development of advanced technology has raised many questions as how to make the power system operation more cost effective while preserving a high level of reliability and security. The utilities are developing different strategies for achieving this goal, enabling them to stay competitive. Many other new businesses are being formed to take advantage of the new opportunities in the marketplace.This article provides an overview of the possible new technical and business opportunities and benefits in developing advanced strategies for data integration and information exchange. It describes the efforts to discover new approaches to formulating a successful business strategy that would ensure competitiveness, with particular focus on the role of data integration and information exchange in developing new technical and business opportunities in the deregulated market place. In order to put the above discussion into better perspective, two new applications, namely a comprehensive fault and disturbance analysis and a novel two-stage state estimation, are presented as illustrative examples of how additional benefits can be obtained through assigning new business value to information and data. View full abstract»

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  • Power quality enhancement using custom power devices [Book Review]

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  • Plug in to grid computing

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    This article discusses the potential benefits of grid computing for future power networks. It is also intended to alert the power system community to the concept of grid computing and to initiate a discussion of its potential applications in future power systems. Much like the Web, the grid can operate over the Internet or any other suitable computer networking technology. Grid computing offers an inexpensive and efficient means for participants to compete (but also cooperate) in providing reliable, cheap, and sustainable electrical energy supply. It also provides a relatively inexpensive new technology allowing the output of embedded generators to be monitored and, when necessary, controlled. Basically, the ability of grid-enabled systems to interact autonomously is vital for small generators where manned operation is likely to be viable. View full abstract»

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  • Visions of a hydrogen future

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    This article examines key issues facing public and private decision makers advocating for - or affected - by the possible emergence of a hydrogen economy. It offers alternative visions of a hydrogen future, explores the extent to which society can manage this technological transition identifies key business and public policy issues, and offers recommendations. Hydrogen advocates should take the time to understand the culture of a sector, industry, or enterprise to enable identification of events and circumstances that prompts action. Also, hydrogen as currently conceived is expected to evolve from a local market to a continental market over time, implying that state and local policies is also strongly influencing its development. View full abstract»

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  • Advertisers Index

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  • IEEE Power and Energy Magazine

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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEE Power and Energy Magazine - Staff List

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  • Adventures in India on the road with a PES distinguished lecturer

    Page(s): 52 - 54
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  • POWERCON2004 - 2004 International Conference on Power System Technology November 21 - 24, 2004, The Pan Pacific, Singapore

    Page(s): 59
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  • Recognizing greatness congratulations to our 2004 IEEE Fellows

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  • PES meetings

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  • IEEE is value [advertisement]

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