IEEE Electrification Magazine

Issue 2 • Dec. 2013

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Subscribe to IEEE Electrification Magazine

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  • Table of contents

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  • A Global View [About This Issue]

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Call for authors

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  • The Electrification Progression [Technology Leaders]

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  • Sensible Transportation Electrification : Get rid of inefficient powertrain designs.

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):6 - 12
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    The average internal combustion engine (ICE)-propelled automobile is roughly 10-20% efficient on average at converting the energy in gasoline into forward motion. The remainder of the energy is dissipated into heat or ejected and not fully burned. This means that 80-90% of the fuel is wasted. If you consider an analogy where a person filling the gas tank pumped 1-2 gal into the tank, then pumped 8... View full abstract»

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  • Flywheels Store to Save: Improving railway efficiency with energy storage.

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):13 - 20
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    Since 2002, the rail transport industry in Spain has increased its consumption of electricity by 6% annually. Although one of the arguments used to defend the increased consumption is that rail is the transport type that consumes the least energy per passenger, it does require an enormous input of energy, which demands continuous improvement, above all with regard to safety and energy saving. View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Energy Storage in a Microgrid Concept: Examining the opportunities and promise of microgrids.

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):21 - 29
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    A Microgrid is a cluster of distributed generation (DG), renewable sources, and local loads connected to the utility grid. A microgrid provides a solution to manage local generations and loads as a single grid-level entity. It has the potential to maximize overall system efficiency, power quality, and energy surety for critical loads. The Microgrid Exchange Group, an ad hoc group of expert and imp... View full abstract»

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  • Reducing Fuel Consumption at a Remote Military Base: Introducing an energy management system.

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 37
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    A Marine Corps forward operating base is a self-contained remote temporary military base designed to support combat operations in an austere environment, often without pre-existing infrastructure. Similar in function to a permanent military base, this temporary base contains planning spaces, billeting tents, and a variety of equipment that all require electricity. As there is no utility grid, the ... View full abstract»

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  • New Horizons in DC Shipboard Power Systems: New fault protection strategies are essential to the adoption of dc power systems.

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    In the last decade, the increased performance, improving efficiency, and decreasing cost of electronic power converters have spurred the rediscovery and proliferation of dc power distribution systems. These are increasingly of interest for ships, where a dc grid has significant benefits, yet significant challenges must also be overcome before these systems can be widely adopted. View full abstract»

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  • Transportation Electrification: Conductive charging of electrified vehicles.

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):46 - 58
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    The U.S. transportation sector consumes approximately 14 million barrels of petroleum every day, which is more than the total oil consumption of any other nation in the world. The most prominent sustainable solution to profoundly reduce both oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions lies in grid-enabled electric vehicles (EVs) These vehicles are propelled either partially or fully by electricit... View full abstract»

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  • Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Technology: Its impact on the electrification of the transportation industry.

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    The efficiency of any electric vehicle (EV) is limited by the efficiency of its power electronic motor drive. Currently, EVs use conventional silicon (Si) insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) or Si metal?oxide?semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technologies. Si technology prevents traction motor drives from exceeding the low switching frequencies (tens of kilohertz) due to excessiv... View full abstract»

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  • Cryogenic Power Conversion Systems: The next step in the evolution of power electronics technology.

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    In transportation applications, lower weight and volume of the power conversion systems is very important to achieve high power density, high efficiency, and superior performance. The thermal management of these power conversion units plays a significant role in reducing the weight and volume. The use of superconductive motors/generators, degaussing coils, energy storage modules, and cables has be... View full abstract»

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  • [Dates Ahead]

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  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients [Newsfeed]

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  • IEEE Standard 11-2006(R) for Rotating Electric Machinery for Rail and Road Vehicles [Newsfeed]

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  • PES Fellows?Congratulations to the Class of 2014 [Newsfeed]

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  • Women Leading the Way

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  • When You Look Under the Hood of an Electric Vehicle [Viewpoint]

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  • 2013 Index IEEE Electrification Magazine Vol. 1

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  • 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Electrification Magazine is dedicated to disseminating information on all matters related to microgrids onboard electric vehicles, ships, trains, planes, and off-grid applications. Microgrids refer to an electric network in a car, a ship, a plane or an electric train, which has a limited number of sources and multiple loads. Off-grid applications include small scale electricity supply in areas away from high voltage power networks. Feature articles focus on advanced concepts, technologies, and practices associated with all aspects of electrification in the transportation and off-grid sectors from a technical perspective in synergy with nontechnical areas such as business, environmental, and social concerns.

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