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Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date March-April 2006

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  • Rapidly deployable recovery transformers

    Page(s): 38 - 45
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    As part of its task of reinforcing the US power infrastructure security, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) developed and deployed the Infrastructure Security Initiative (ISI) to address a wide range of utility security concerns. A key activity of the ISI is a project that examines the feasibility of creating a population of rapidly deployable recovery transformers to help respond to and quickly recover from simultaneous failure of a number of power transformers. The primary objective was to design, manufacture, and store recovery transformers as a short-term stopgap to minimize the impact of electric supply interruptions on the US economy. The project results in the development of the basic specifications for the recovery transformers in great detail, created electrical designs to cover a specific need of the largest number of transmission transformers in service in the US, and detailed the mechanical components and field installation processes necessary to support expedited deployment and installation. View full abstract»

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  • Electric utility responses to grid security issues

    Page(s): 30 - 37
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    This paper discusses the different initiatives that utility decision makers have set in place to address the vulnerability of the US power grid to physical and cyber attacks. One of the efforts to enhance grid security is EPRI's Infrastructure Security Initiative (ISI), which was designed to develop both prevention countermeasures and enhanced recovery capabilities. To protect against cyber attacks, several organizations were also established including the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Process Control Systems Forum (PCSF). In addition, EPRI also launched the Energy Information Security (EIS) program to focus on computer-based security breaches. An industry-wide cybersecurity program alliance, called the PowerSec Initiative, was also formed to address the cyberthreat issue as it could impact electric utility operational and control equipment. View full abstract»

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  • Energy price forecasting - problems and proposals for such predictions

    Page(s): 20 - 29
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    This paper discusses the value of price forecasting in the electricity market during bidding or hedging against volatility. When bidding in a pool system, the market participants are requested to express their bids in terms of prices and quantities. Since the bids are accepted in order of increasing price until the total demand is met, a company that is able to forecast the pool price can adjust its own price/production schedule depending on hourly pool prices and its own production costs. This paper also discusses the challenges of price forecasting and describes some of the proposed methods for meeting these challenges. View full abstract»

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  • System threats and vulnerabilities [power system protection]

    Page(s): 46 - 50
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    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and control systems are subject to vulnerabilities that did not exist prior to deregulation of the electric power industry. This is due to a variety of factors, including business needs brought on by deregulation and a movement toward using common operating systems and networking protocols for SCADA and control systems. The rise of organized criminal activity on the Internet and of national, covert, cyberoperations has compounded the threat. However, both the U.S. government and industry, sometimes in partnership and sometimes independently, are working to mitigate these vulnerabilities and provide the means to secure our infrastructure. View full abstract»

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  • Brokaw Mansion: an age of elegance

    Page(s): 74 - 78
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    This paper discusses the historical significance of the Brokaw Mansion, home of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) before it was demolished to give way for the construction of a high-rise apartment building in 1965. Located at 1 East 79th Street in New York City, the Borkaw Mansion featured French chateau-style architecture and provided four floors of office space to the IRE. View full abstract»

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  • Advertisers Index

    Page(s): 87
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  • Real-time dynamic security assessment: fast simulation and modeling applied to emergency outage security of the electric grid

    Page(s): 51 - 58
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    A major drawback of current dynamic security assessment (DSA) software used to analyze the transient and dynamic responses to a large number of potential power system disturbances in a transient time frame is the long simulation time required to complete the calculations, making it impractical for real-time applications. This paper describes an attempt to dramatically reduce the time for DSA calculations so that DSA analyses can be converted from offline studies to routine, online use to aid grid operators in their real-time controller analyses. Using a new distributed computational architecture among other techniques, a modified version of DSA is developed which performs calculations fast enough for real-time applications to energy management systems (EMS) that operate today's grid systems. View full abstract»

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  • Share your thoughts

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  • Outstanding colleagues

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  • IEEE Power Engineering Society

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  • Resource adequacy: economic and engineering challenges and proposed solutions

    Page(s): 59 - 65
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    This paper summarizes the presentations and debates at the panel discussion sponsored by the IEEE Power Engineering Society's (PES)Energy Supply Working Group of the Power Systems Planning and Implementation (PSPI) Committee. Carrying the theme "Resource Adequacy - The Economic and Engineering Challenges and the Proposed Solutions", the discussion aims to raise awareness of the issues and challenges and encourage others to join future discussions and research. In addition to economic and engineering challenges, the speakers shared their concerns, thought processes, vision, and proposed solutions and alternatives. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Power & Energy Magazine - Vol. 4 No. 2, March/April 2006

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  • Contents

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  • 11th International Conference on Transmission and Distribution, Construction, Operation and Live-Line Maintenance

    Page(s): 15
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  • 2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting

    Page(s): 69
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  • 2006 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference & Exposition - PESC

    Page(s): 73
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  • 2006 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition Latin America

    Page(s): 79
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  • PES meetings - for more information,www.ieee.org/power

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