IEEE Electrification Magazine

Issue 3 • Sept. 2014

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • On the Rails to High Performance [About This Issue]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • [Masthead]

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  • Rail Power Supplies Going More Power Electronic [Technology Leaders]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):4 - 60
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  • Subscribe to IEEE Electrification Magazine

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 5
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  • Power Quality Improvement in ac Railway Substations: The concept of chopper-controlled impedance.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):6 - 15
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    The 25-kV/50-Hz ac single-phase supply is a widely used railway system in France with a length of 9,698 km. Overhead lines are supplied by substations drawing power from two phases of a three-phase utility. They behave as nonlinear and time-varying loads and represent one of the most important sources of voltage unbalance for the electricity-transmission network. In the case of weak networks, rail... View full abstract»

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  • A Catenary-Free Electrification for Urban Transport: An Overview of the Tramwave System.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):16 - 21
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    The integration of electrified mass transit systems in urban areas is normally a very complex task. In addition to the issues related to the space required for tracks, the use of electrical contact lines (catenary or active rails) introduces further safety-related constraints to the conception of urban transit systems. For that reason, catenary systems are often preferred despite their obvious vis... View full abstract»

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  • Stray Current Corrosion and Mitigation: A synopsis of the technical methods used in dc transit systems.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):22 - 31
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    Stray-current corrosion has been a source of concern for the transit authorities and utility companies since the inception of the electrified rail transit system. The corrosion problem caused by stray current was noticed within ten years of the first dc-powered rail line in the United States in 1888 [1] in Richmond, Virginia, and ever since, the control of stray current has been a critical issue. ... View full abstract»

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  • Riding the Rails to DC Power Efficiency: Energy efficiency in dc-electrified metropolitan railways.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):32 - 38
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    Energy and environmental sustainability in transportation have become crucial in recent decades. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the transport sector accounted for 27% of the final energy use and 6.7 gigatons of CO2 direct emissions in 2010, with baseline CO2 emissions projected to approximately double by 2050. Reductions in total transpo... View full abstract»

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  • Energy Harvesting for the Electrification of Railway Stations: Getting a charge from the regenerative braking of trains.A

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):39 - 48
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    An enormous amount of energy is generated by railway cars when applying regenerative braking in train stations. This article discusses the methods for absorbing, storing, and using the energy produced by regenerative braking. Two methods are proposed: 1) regenerative energy is fed back to the distribution grid for supplying stationary loads at train stations and 2) regenerative energy is used to c... View full abstract»

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  • Railway Electrical Smart Grids: An introduction to next-generation railway power systems and their operation.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):49 - 55
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    In the last decade, the development of next-generation electrical smart grids (ESGs) has been one of the priorities in the field of electrical engineering, both for most of the research centers and for the industry. In short, an ESG consists of the integration of information technologies into the electrical system to improve its controllability. In traditional power systems, the control has been c... View full abstract»

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  • [Dates Ahead]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 56
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  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative

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  • IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Inspires the Next Generation [Newsfeed]

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  • introducing the IEEE PES Resource Center

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  • Energize Your Career with a PES Affiliate Membership

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  • Call for Authors

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  • The Advantages and Advances of Electric Railways [Viewpoint]

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  • IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative

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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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