IEEE Electrification Magazine

Issue 2 • June 2016

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  • [Front Cover]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 1
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  • Staff Listing

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 2
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  • Does DC Distribution Make Sense? [About This Issue]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • The dc Revolution [Viewpoint]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):4 - 9
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  • Solar-dc Microgrid for Indian Homes: A Transforming Power Scenario

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):10 - 19
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    It is well established that access to energy is closely linked with socioeconomic development. India houses the largest share of the world's population deprived of electricity with about 237 million people lacking access (International Energy Agency). At the same time, in India, many households that do have access to electricity lack an uninterrupted and quality power supply. A recent study conduc... View full abstract»

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  • Voltage-Level Selection of Future Two-Level LVdc Distribution Grids: A Compromise Between Grid Compatibiliy, Safety, and Efficiency

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):20 - 28
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    Environmental concerns and new energy policies are causing energy systems to shift toward decentralization and sustainability. Electricity generation has been historically based on large-scale fossil and nuclear sources, even though in the last decade, the share of renewables has grown significantly. Microgrids (MGs) come as a suitable solution for the installation of distributed sources in the lo... View full abstract»

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  • DC Local Power Distribution: Technology, Deployment, and Pathways to Success

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):29 - 36
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    Direct-current (DC) power distribution has been used ever since electric grids were invented, but, for the last century, low-voltage dc has been largely limited to a variety of niche applications such as rail transport, vehicles, telecommunications, and off-grid buildings. Recent years have seen a variety of innovations in dc distribution technology, notably, standards for 380-V dc cabling and con... View full abstract»

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  • Are Microgrids the Future of Energy?: DC Microgrids from Concept to Demonstration to Deployment

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):37 - 44
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    Microgrids are defined as groups of energy resources, both renewable and/or conventional, and loads located and interconnected in a specific physical area that appear as a single entity to the alternating-current (ac) electric grid. The use of distributed resources to power local loads combined with the capability to operate independently of the ac grid makes microgrids a technically feasible opti... View full abstract»

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  • Next-Generation Shipboard DC Power System: Introduction Smart Grid and dc Microgrid Technologies into Maritime Electrical Netowrks

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):45 - 57
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    In this article, we examined dc microgrid-based maritime onboard power systems and outlined the need for and potential benefit of employing both smart grid technologies and the MVdc IPS for the future AES to enhance the controllability and efficiency of shipboard power systems. We introduced a series of technical outcomes from research on terrestrial dc microgrids, such as dc power architecture, t... View full abstract»

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  • DC Microgrid Protection: Using the Coupled-Inductor Solid-State Circuit Breaker

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):58 - 64
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    Since the great debate between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, our nation's power system has operated on alternating current (ac). This was chosen over direct current (dc) because of the need to increase voltage with ac transformers to a high value using transformers for long-distance power transmission. The system has served its purpose well, but now, many energy sources, such as solar panels, fu... View full abstract»

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  • [Dates Ahead]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 65
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  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Announces 2016 "Plain Talk" Schedule [Newsfeed]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 66
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  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative [Newsfeed]

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  • Ultrafast Solid-State Circuit Breakers: Protecting Converter-Based ac and dc Microgrids Against Short Circuit Faults [Technology Leaders]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):72 - 70
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    Renewable power sources and other distributed energy resources (DERs), such as photovoltaics, wind, and battery storage, feed electricity to the utility grid and/or local loads through interfacing power electronic converters. The safe and uninterrupted operation of these microgrids against fault conditions is an important system requirement. Although alternating current (ac) is still the dominant ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE ECCE 2016

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C3
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  • 2016 IEEE PES GLOBAL EMSO

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C4
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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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