IEEE Electrification Magazine

Issue 3 • Sept. 2016

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE International Forum Smart Grids for Smart Cities

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of Contents

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  • Staff Listing

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  • Power Systems and Railway Power Systems: So Similar, So Different [About This Issue]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Hyperloop, the Electrification of Mobility, and the Future of Rail Travel [Viewpoint]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):4 - 51
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  • Future of Electric Railways: Advanced Electrification Systems with Static Converters for ac Railways

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):6 - 14
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    Railways are a vital part of the world economy, transporting both goods and passengers. Freight trains transport large quantities of goods, whereas high-speed trains are the fastest land passenger systems. At present, the majority of rail networks across the world are nonelectrified. They run diesel-powered trains that require refueling stations and produce high noise levels and pollutant emission... View full abstract»

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  • Low-Frequency Coupling: Phenomena in Electic Transportation Systems

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):15 - 22
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    Electric transportation systems have increased in complexity in several ways. For example, electrical performance has increased from what was traditionally the core of the system, a rolling stock and traction supply circuit. Today, a plethora of devices are installed for signaling, communication, and control, requiring a proportionally larger number of interconnecting cables; the reliability and a... View full abstract»

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  • What the IEC Tells Us About Stray Currents: Guidance for a Practical Approach

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):23 - 29
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    It is well known that in dc-electrified rail lines, the running rails are used to return the traction current to the rectifier substations. However, we cannot avoid some part of this current leaving the rails and instead passing through the earth to rejoin the return circuit at a point that is closer to the rectifier substation, and so the current reaching the negative busbar of the rectifier subs... View full abstract»

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  • Energy Is On Board: Energy Storage and Other Alternatives in Modern Light Railways

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):30 - 41
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    The traditional concept of dc traction systems for light rail applications was based in a simple dc system that was fed by ac/dc noncontrolled diode rectifier substations connected to the ac distribution network. Low-energy efficiency and controllability were not a problem. However, with the massive implementation of regenerative braking technologies in light trains and trams, the development of a... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the Italian High-Speed Railway Network: Provisions for Reducing Interference Between Electric Traction Systems

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):42 - 47
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    The Italian high-speed (HS) railway network consists of about 1,000 km of double track lines. It is still growing, and a new section of about 50 km will be put in service in 2016. The HS railway network is broadly equipped, especially in the countryside, with a 2 x 25 kV, 50 Hz electrification system, while in the urban areas as well as for the HS Rome-Florence line, a 3 kV direct current (dc) ele... View full abstract»

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  • [Dates Ahead]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 48
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  • IEEE PES Scholarship Recipient Matt Cato [Newsfeed]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 49
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  • The Challenge of Managing the End of the Life Cycles of the High-Speed Rolling Stock [Technology Leaders]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):52 - 50
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    When a new high-speed railway (HSR) is planned, one of the most important elements to consider is the economical and social balance of the systems. For this, the life-cycle cost (LCC) of the principal components is something essential. Obviously, the extension of the LC for each element is a clear indicator of the total amount of LCC, and, in the case of rolling stock, this extension is depending ... View full abstract»

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  • Innovative Smart Grid Technologies

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C3
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  • PES Membership

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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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