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Issue 6 • June 2011

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • Proceedings of the IEEE publication information

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C2
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  • Special issue on Smart Grid: The Electric Energy System of the Future - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):913 - 914
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  • Avoiding "Bit Rot": Long-Term Preservation of Digital Information [Point of View]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):915 - 916
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  • Smart Grid: The Electric Energy System of the Future [Scanning the Issue]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):917 - 921
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  • Challenges and Opportunities in Smart Grid: A Position Article

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):922 - 927
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    This introductory article overviews the concepts and purpose of the Smart Grid and the important role of communications technology in its development. It identifies some of the challenges and opportunities that are explored in more detail in the articles that comprise this special issue. View full abstract»

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  • Smart Generation and Transmission With Coherent, Real-Time Data

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):928 - 951
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    In recent years, much of the discussion involving “smart grids” has implicitly involved only the distribution side, notably advanced metering. However, today's electric systems have many challenges that also involve the rest of the system. An enabling technology for improving the power system, which has emerged in recent years, is the ability to measure coherent, real-time data. In t... View full abstract»

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  • A Multilevel State Estimation Paradigm for Smart Grids

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):952 - 976
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    The main objective of this paper is to describe a multilevel framework that facilitates seamless integration of existing state estimators (SEs) that are designed to function at different levels of modeling hierarchy in order to accomplish very large-scale monitoring of interconnected power systems. This has been a major challenge for decades as power systems grew pretty much independently in diffe... View full abstract»

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  • Translational Knowledge: From Collecting Data to Making Decisions in a Smart Grid

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):977 - 997
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    This paper focuses on the most critical task in monitoring and control of power systems: converting data to knowledge that will facilitate control action. With expansion of smart grids, which assume wide dissemination of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) in substations supported by extensive communications, data associated with power system events becomes abundant. The fact that new data of be... View full abstract»

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  • For the Grid and Through the Grid: The Role of Power Line Communications in the Smart Grid

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):998 - 1027
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    Are Power Line Communications (PLC) a good candidate for Smart Grid applications? The objective of this paper is to address this important question. To do so, we provide an overview of what PLC can deliver today by surveying its history and describing the most recent technological advances in the area. We then address Smart Grid applications as instances of sensor networking and network control pr... View full abstract»

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  • Multigate Communication Network for Smart Grid

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1028 - 1045
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    It is envisioned that one of the most important issues in smart grid will be to design a network architecture that is capable of providing secure and reliable two-way communication from meters to other Smart Grid domains. While networking technologies and systems have been greatly enhanced, in wireless communication environments the smart grid faces new challenges in terms of reliability and effic... View full abstract»

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  • High-Assurance Smart Grid: A Three-Part Model for Smart Grid Control Systems

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1046 - 1062
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    As electrical grids evolve through the introduction of additional “smart” sensors, actuators, and control systems, cybersecurity becomes an ever more significant factor, necessitating the incorporation of Information Assurance principles throughout the electrical system-from central station power generating facilities, through transmission and distribution systems, to building manage... View full abstract»

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  • Options for Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1063 - 1073
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    High-penetration levels of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation on an electrical distribution circuit present several challenges and opportunities for distribution utilities. Rapidly varying irradiance conditions may cause voltage sags and swells that cannot be compensated by slowly responding utility equipment resulting in a degradation of power quality. Although not permitted under current s... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Distribution: Coupled Microgrids

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1074 - 1082
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    The distribution system provides major opportunities for smart grid concepts. One way to approach distribution system problems is to rethinking our distribution system to include the integration of high levels of distributed energy resources, using microgrid concepts. Basic objectives are improved reliability, promote high penetration of renewable sources, dynamic islanding, and improved generatio... View full abstract»

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  • Advances in Wind Energy Technologies in the Context of Smart Grid

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1083 - 1097
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    Advances in technology at all levels of the power system enable the integration of wind energy into the emerging smart grid efficiently and reliably. This synergy works both ways. A smart grid will allow connectivity of the wind turbines as intermittent sources of energy, and the advanced wind turbines with power electronics controls and other devices can support a grid with reactive power and pro... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive Stochastic Control for the Smart Grid

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1098 - 1115
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    Approximate dynamic programming (ADP) driven adaptive stochastic control (ASC) for the Smart Grid holds the promise of providing the autonomous intelligence required to elevate the electric grid to efficiency and self-healing capabilities more comparable to the internet. To that end, we demonstrate the load and source control necessary to optimize management of distributed generation and storage w... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicle Electrification: Status and Issues

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1116 - 1138
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    Concern for the environment and energy security is changing the way we think about energy. Grid-enabled passenger vehicles, like electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) can help address environmental and energy issues. Automakers have recognized that electric drive vehicles are critical to the future of the industry. However, some challenges exist to greater adoption: th... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Energy Storage in Development of Smart Grids

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1139 - 1144
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    The adoption of Smart Grid devices throughout utility networks will effect tremendous change in grid operations and usage of electricity over the next two decades. The changes in ways to control loads, coupled with increased penetration of renewable energy sources, offer a new set of challenges in balancing consumption and generation. Increased deployment of energy storage devices in the distribut... View full abstract»

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  • On Behalf of the Message [Scanning Our Past]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1145 - 1150
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  • Future Special Issues/Special Sections of the Proceedings

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1151 - 1152
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  • Are you keeping up with technology or falling behind [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C4
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