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Issue 3 • Date May-June 2013

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

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  • Society Listing

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  • Global Challenges: Issues Related to the Environment and Society [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • Can You Hear Us Now?: PES Working to Improve Communication [Leader's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):8 - 12
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  • Expansion of Power: Facing Environmental and Social Challenges [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):14 - 109
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  • IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 20
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  • The Vulnerable Amazon: The Impact of Climate Change on the Untapped Potential of Hydropower Systems

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):22 - 31
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    Climate change can have an impact on natural and human systems. This is usually the case with renewable-energy-based energy systems, given their close dependence on climate conditions. For instance, long-term changes in temperature, precipitation, and wind shear, among other factors, can affect the operation of existing energy systems and even compromise the viability of new entrepreneurships. The... View full abstract»

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  • Rising Temps, Tides, and Wildfires: Assessing the Risk to California's Energy Infrastructure from Projected Climate Change

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):32 - 45
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    Climate change affects both energy demand and supply through various parameters. These parameters include warmer air and water caused by higher temperatures, changes in the flow of rivers, snowfall and ice accretion, coastal inundation, wildfires, soil conditions, cloudiness, and wind speeds. Increases in energy demand and supply loss create a combined problem for ensuring an adequate supply of fu... View full abstract»

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  • The Future of Coal: Confronting Environmental Challenges That Threaten Its Use

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):46 - 55
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    Coal-fired power plants currently supply nearly half the electricity consumed worldwide. Globally, coal continues to be the primary fuel for affordable and reliable electric power production, due to its low cost and because many countries have indigenous coal resources, providing energy independence. View full abstract»

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  • The Power of Collaboration: Engaging All Parties in Renewable Energy Infrastructure Development

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):56 - 65
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    To make our energy systems more sustainable and address climate change, society must transition its electricity infrastructure toward zero emission sources over the coming century. Many governments have already accepted this fact, passing ambitious policies to bring renewable energy up to 20% or more of the electricity mix within the next decade. Wind, solar, biomass, wave energy, and hydropower a... View full abstract»

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  • Latin America Goes Electric: The Growing Social Challenges of Hydroelectric Development

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):66 - 75
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    Hydroelectricity was, for many years, one of the main ways to meet the new electricity needs of Latin American countries. This is evidenced by the presence of some of the larger plants worldwide and the high hydroelectric participation in all electricity matrices (Figure 1). Faced with growing prospects for future economic development, an underlying concern is how to respond to the important and g... View full abstract»

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  • Harmonizing AC and DC: A Hybrid AC/DC Future Grid Solution

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):76 - 83
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    It has been over 100 years since Thomas Edison built the first direct current (dc) electricity supply system on 4 September 1882, at Pearl Street in New York City. Many prominent events occurred in the electricity supply industry after that. The first one, ?the war of currents,? started in 1888. Thomas Edison and his dc distribution system were on one side, and George Westinghouse and Nikolai Tesl... View full abstract»

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  • An AC Pioneer: United Electric Light & Power Company [History]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):84 - 98
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    It often appears that everything that could be written has been written with regard to the 1890s competition between alternating current (ac) and direct current (dc) electric power systems. Much is inaccurate and, unfortunately, is repeated ad infinitum. One factor that all writers, both popular and scholarly, overlook is that the issue was not resolved in a single event nor was it immediate. The ... View full abstract»

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  • 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 99
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  • IEEE Field Awards: Congratulate the Five PES Member Recipients [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):100 - 101
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  • Electrical Machines with MATLAB [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):102 - 103
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  • Electric Power Substations Engineering [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):103 - 105
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  • Principles of Power Engineering Analysis [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):105 - 106
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  • Distribution System Modeling and Analysis [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):106 - 108
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  • PES Meetings: For More Information, www.ieee-pes.org [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 109
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  • Climate Change: What Needs to Be Done to Counter It [In My View]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):112 - 110
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  • Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Schedule Expands Worldwide

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 110
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IEEE Power & Energy Magazine is dedicated to disseminating information on all matters of interest to electric power engineers and other professionals involved in the electric power industry with a focus on advanced concepts, technologies, and practices associated with all aspects of electric power from a technical perspective in synergy with nontechnical areas such as business, environmental, and social concerns

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Melvin I. Olken
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