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IEEE Electrification Magazine

Issue 4 • Dec. 2015

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): C1
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  • 2016 PES General Meeting

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Are We Prepared for the Next Solar Storm? [About This Issue]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Masthead

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  • Geomagnetic Effects on Power Systems [Technology Leaders]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):4 - 7
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    In April 1940, power systems in parts of the United States and Canada experienced problems that coincided with disturbances in the Earth's magnetic field that were traced back to activity on the sun a few days earlier. Since then, this solar connection to power systems has both fascinated and frustrated power system engineers trying to understand how such things could happen. Pioneering work by Pr... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of GICs on Power Transformers: Overheating is not the real issue.

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):8 - 12
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    There has been some misconception in the electric power industry that geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) can cause significant overheating damage to the majority of medium and large power transformers. Because of the nature of GICs, the majority of power transformers would not experience damaging overheating because of them. This article presents the real issue with GICs, which is that the co... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and Analysis of GMD Effects on Power Systems: An overview of the impact on large-scale power systems.

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    Geomagnetically induced currents (GICs), caused by geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs) (Figure 1), have the potential to affect the operation of interconnected electric power systems. There are two key risks associated with GICs in the bulk electric system. The first is the potential for physical damage to transmission system devices such as high-voltage (HV) transformers. The second is the loss of re... View full abstract»

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  • Geomagnetic Disturbance: A comprehensive approach by American Electric Power to address the impacts.

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):22 - 33
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    American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, operates the nation?s largest electricity transmission system with a nearly 40,000-mi network in 11 states, connecting more than 5,000 substations, among which more than 800 are 138 kV and above. Per the recently approved North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) st... View full abstract»

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  • Mitigating Geomagnetic Disturbances: A summary of Dominion Virginia Power?s efforts.

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    The Sun, the only star in our solar system, is an essential energy source for all human activities as well as the entire Earth biosphere. Galileo discovered the existence of sunspots in 1610, and 200 years later, Schwabe proved that our home star?s activities follow a cycle of 11 years. Using high-tech devices, scientists and engineers have gained a clearer vision of solar activities and are now b... View full abstract»

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  • Real-Time Management of Geomagnetic Disturbances: Hydro One?s eXtreme Space Weather control room tools.

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    Dusty records of Ontario Hydro?s activities in the study of geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) and their effects on the power system go as far back as the late 1970s. In the early 1980s, a network of four GIC monitors was in place long before the notorious March 1989 geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) event that caused the Hydro Quebec blackout. View full abstract»

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  • GIC in Future Large-Scale Power Grids: An analysis of the problem.

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):52 - 59
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    The power grid is the spine of the energy revolution and social progress. With microgrid technology gradually coming into maturity and offshore wind power continuously developing, the development of the future power grid will be the result of the combination of an ultralarge-scale backbone grid and distributed microgrids. Microgrids will be the power supplies for families, schools, and tourism are... View full abstract»

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  • [Dates Ahead]

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  • Reorganizing and Reenergizing PES [Newsfeed]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 61
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  • IEEE-PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Program [Newsfeed]

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  • Global Series of Conferences on Transportation Electrification [Newsfeed]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):62 - 63
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  • ITEC2016

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 63
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  • IEEE PES

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 64
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  • PES T&D Conference

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  • PES Membership

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  • 2015 Year-End Index

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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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