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Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date March-April 2014

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 1
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  • Society Listing

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  • A View from Europe: Generation, Transmission, & Distribution [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 4 - 6
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  • PES Membership: What We Can Accomplish Today and Tomorrow [Leader's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 8 - 16
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  • European Electric System: Driving its Modernization [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 18 - 25
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  • IEEE T&D

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 24
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  • Going Green: Transmission Grids as Enablers of the Transition to a Low-Carbon European Economy

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 26 - 35
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    The transition to a low-carbon economy will create major challenges for the European energy sector in the 21st century. In this sector, electricity is a very important vector for allowing a lower consumption of fossil fuels while maintaining a competitive European economy. The European transmission grid and European transmission system operators (TSOs) are at the core of the complex European electrical system (see Figure 1). Aging infrastructure, low public acceptance of new overhead power lines, and long permitting processes only increase these challenges. All over Europe, the required investments are very significant, and R&D activities must be performed to allow an optimization of these investments. ENTSO-E, Europe's association of transmission system operators, has defined an R&D roadmap for tackling the most challenging issues. RTE, the French TSO, has participated in the definition of this roadmap and is a major contributor to ongoing European research projects. View full abstract»

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  • Shifting Currents : Challenges and Solutions for the Planned Evolution of the German Transmission Grid

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 36 - 39
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    Immediately after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, the German federal government imposed a moratorium on nuclear power plants. In doing so, it shifted the fundamental transformation of the electrical system in the Federal Republic of Germany into top gear. Germany's neighboring countries did not remain unaffected. Moving up the deadline for the nuclear phaseout increased the pace of the already approved development of renewable energy sources (RESs) to counter climate change. Moreover, Germany also increased its efforts to manage energy more efficiently and to decrease its dependence on foreign fossil fuels. View full abstract»

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  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a...Supergrid!: Evolution, Opportunities, and Critical Issues for Pan-European Transmission

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 40 - 50
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    Several initiatives have been launched in the last decade in the European Union (EU) to align pan-European power grid development with the EU?s policy targets, particularly in the energy and climate change fields. The building of new infrastructures, initially driven mainly by the need for increased cross-border trading and integration of the wholesale electricity markets, is nowadays also strongly supported by the demand for integrating diversified, low-carbon energy sources (e.g., renewable wind and solar sources). View full abstract»

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  • Power to the People!: European Perspectives on the Future of Electric Distribution

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 51 - 64
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    Implementing smart grids is central to the transition to a low-carbon economy, and DSOs are key players in this transition. A far-reaching change-one could say a revolution-in power systems is indeed ongoing; designing and implementing smart grids is not an option but an absolute necessity. If we do not do it, or if we do it too slowly, we will face major problems. To prepare, European DSOs are massively investing in R&D and demonstration projects in cooperation with the information communications technology (ICT) industry, acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to adapt and lead. Smart grids have the potential to benefit the whole value chain, but the market model must be defined. Whatever the preferred model, DSOs will have a key role to play as market enablers. DSOs will be responsible for setting up the playing field for retailers and aggregators so that it works for the benefit of customers. DSOs will increasingly act as local system operators. Well-organized active distribution system management will make it possible to reduce the investments needed to host renewable energy sources and electric vehicle charging stations and will guarantee security and quality of supply. Enhancing the “smartness” of distribution grids is not free of charge. It will require significant capex on the DSO side, while the benefits from those investments will accrue throughout the entire value chain. The development of business models, with the strong support of policy makers and regulators, is necessary to ensure that all parties share the risks, costs, and benefits of smart grids. Bringing smart grids from vision to reality will only happen if smart regulation is introduced. Last but not least, a key objective of European DSOs is to make sure that the new solutions that will be implemented are designed to benefit all customers. View full abstract»

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  • Euro Mix: Current European Energy Developments and Policy Alternatives for 2030 and Beyond

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 65 - 74
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    When it was adopted in 2009, the energy and climate policy package created by the European Union (EU)?which consisted of targets for renewable energy consumption (20%), greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions reductions (20%), and energy savings (20%), all to be met by 2020?was hailed as some of the world?s most advanced legislation for moving toward a more sustainable and secure energy system. Although Europe seems on track to hit the GHG reduction and renewable energy targets, the current policy framework has also led to some blurred investment signals and a decrease in the profitability of utilities. View full abstract»

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  • dc Power Transmission: Mercury-Arc to Thyristor HVdc Valves [History]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 76 - 96
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    The valve, which blocks and conducts current periodically, is truly the heart of HVdc. There were complex factors associated with mercury-arc valves that didn't permit the precise prediction of its performance, whereas the performance of thyristor valves can be predicted with remarkable accuracy. The advances in the solid-state valve have made HVdc economically much more competitive. As a consequence, more and more HVdc links have been commissioned, and many more are being planned throughout the world. There is an unending requirement for improving the thyristor valve. It calls for larger capacity thyristors, lower losses, lower maintenance, and higher reliability. The use of power electronics in power systems is increasing significantly with thyristor capability. In the future, ac-dc combinations will make the most efficient use of renewable energy without affecting the environment. Silicon is the best medium for the conditioning of electrical power into usable form. It is extraordinarily stable and has long life when processed and used properly. View full abstract»

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  • 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 91
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  • PES Fellows: Congratulations to the Class of 2014 [Awards]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 98
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  • PES Meetings: For More Information, www.ieee-pes.org [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 100
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  • ISGT

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 102
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  • European Power Grid: Many Changes Ahead [In My View]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 104
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