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Issue 6 • Date Nov.-Dec. 2012

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1
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  • Society Listing

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 2
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  • The Solution May Be DC: Its Part in the Future of Our Electric Power System [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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  • Standing Amid Giants: Recognizing Our Colleagues in the Power Field [Leader's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • DC Technologies: Solutions to Electric Power System Advancements [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):10 - 17
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  • Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Schedule Expands Worldwide

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 16
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  • High-Wire Act: HVdc Technology: The State of the Art

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):18 - 29
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    Developed to meet a combination of technical and economic considerations, high-voltage dc (HV dc) was launched in 1954 with the first commercial transmission link between the island of Gotland and the Swedish mainland. Since then, HV dc technology has advanced dramatically, and more than 100 HV dc transmission systems have been installed around the world. View full abstract»

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  • Platforms for Change: High-Voltage DC Converters and Cable Technologies for Offshore Renewable Integration and DC Grid Expansions

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):30 - 38
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    HVdc and cable technologies exist today that permit offshore integration and planning of point-to-point dc links that can be expanded into HVdc grids. Several VSC HVdc links are now in operation offshore in the harsh North Sea environment. Following the rapid increase in power transmission capacity and loss reduction, several new projects in the gigawatt range are in the construction phase. The be... View full abstract»

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  • Magic Bus: High-Voltage DC on the New Power Transmission Highway

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):39 - 49
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    The interconnected electric power grid is the single largest and most complex machine in the world. Power outages, even for a short interval, have a very low probability but an enormous impact. Transmission systems around the world are facing increasing load demands, and system elements are being pushed toward their thermal limits. Wide-area power trading with varying supply and load patterns is c... View full abstract»

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  • Edison Redux: 380 Vdc Brings Reliability and Efficiency to Sustainable Data Centers

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):50 - 59
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    We are on the cusp of a great technology transition in power distribution from ac to dc at the edge of the grid. Data centers are merely one of the first industries to embrace the coming tide. The transition on the customer side of the meter is on the order of what happened over the last 40 years with personal computers, the Internet, and cell phones. The predominant use of power electronics in al... View full abstract»

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  • DC, Come Home: DC Microgrids and the Birth of the "Enernet"

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 69
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    Most discussions about ac versus dc electricity include a retelling of the famous technical and commercial battle between Edison and Westinghouse/Tesla. It's a story about everything from electrocuting elephants at state fairs to the ambitious work of electrifying both urban and rural America. It's the tale of one of man's greatest engineering feats. It tells of a centralized power generation syst... View full abstract»

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  • Ship to Grid: Medium-Voltage DC Concepts in Theory and Practice

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):70 - 79
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    Corporate research centers, universities, power equipment vendors, end users, and other market participants around the world are beginning to explore and consider the use of dc in future transmission and distribution system applications. Recent developments and trends in electric power consumption indicate an increasing use of dc-based power and constant power loads. In addition, growth in renewab... View full abstract»

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  • The Schoellkopf Disaster: Aftermath in the Niagara River Gorge [History]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):80 - 96
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    Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation's (Niagara Mohawk's) hydroelectric Schoellkopf Station was located in the Niagara River Gorge in the City of Niagara Falls, New York, USA. It was the largest privately owned hydroelectric station in the world. Schoellkopf, actually three adjacent stations: 3A, 3B, and 3C (see Figure 1), consisted of 21 generating units totaling 454,500 rated hp (334,800 rated kW). ... View full abstract»

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  • 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 97
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  • GIL Update: Ready for High Power Transmissions [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):98 - 99
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  • PES Meetings: For More Information, www.ieee.org/power [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 100
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  • DC Versus AC: The Second War of Currents Has Already Begun [In My View]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):104 - 103
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  • 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Magazine Annual Index

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):105 - 112
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