Proceedings of the IEEE

Volume 105 Issue 11 • Nov. 2017

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • Proceedings of the IEEE publication information

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of Contents (Power Electronics in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):1997 - 1998
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  • The New Moneyball: How Ballpark Sensors Are Changing Baseball

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):1999 - 2002
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2003 - 2006
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  • Power Electronics in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems [Scanning the Issue]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2007 - 2010
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  • Power Electronics, Smart Grid, and Renewable Energy Systems

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2011 - 2018
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    The paper is basically an introduction of power electronics and its applications with emphasis on renewable energy systems and smart grid. The advent of modern power electronics has brought tremendous impact on power systems, besides the usual industrial applications to improve productivity. Power electronics is possibly the most important element in modern smart grid and renewable energy systems.... View full abstract»

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  • Power Semiconductor Devices for Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2019 - 2047
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    Modern civilization is related to the increased use of electric energy for industry production, human mobility, and comfortable living. Highly efficient and reliable power electronic systems, which convert and process electric energy from one form to the other, are critical for smart grid and renewable energy systems. The power semiconductor device, as the cornerstone technology in a power electro... View full abstract»

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  • Multilevel Converters: Fundamental Circuits and Systems

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2048 - 2065
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    This paper provides a chronological overview of the topology for multilevel converters, and discusses their different terminology usages and characteristics. The multilevel converters include three-level neutral-point-clamped (NPC) and neutral-point-piloted (NPP) inverters, three-level and four-level flying-capacitor (FLC) inverters, and a family of modular multilevel cascade converters. Some have... View full abstract»

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  • Multilevel Converters: Control and Modulation Techniques for Their Operation and Industrial Applications

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2066 - 2081
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    In the last decades, multilevel converters have been developed usually for medium-voltage high-power applications. They have become a mature solution for the increasing power demand of multiple applications such as renewable energy systems, power quality improvement, and motor drives. In this paper, the operation of multilevel converters is addressed focusing on control and modulation techniques f... View full abstract»

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  • HVDC Systems in Smart Grids

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2082 - 2098
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    The use of direct current (dc) power networks, either at high voltage or at medium voltage, is being increasingly seen in modern smart grids. This is due to the flexible control possible with dc and its ability to transmit and distribute power under circumstances where alternating current (ac) networks are either unable to, or less economic. This paper provides an overview of the evolution of high... View full abstract»

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  • Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and Resilient AC Distribution Systems (RACDS) in Smart Grid

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2099 - 2115
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    Transmission and distribution (T&D) networks are a critical part of the power grid. As moving towards a smart-grid, it is essential to modernize the T&D networks and make it “Smart-grid ready”. The concept of flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) has been well-known for three decades. Rapid advancements in power electronics technology in the past decades have led to a new generation of ... View full abstract»

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  • Wind Energy Systems

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2116 - 2131
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    Wind power now represents a major and growing source of renewable energy. Large wind turbines (with capacities of up to 6-8 MW) are widely installed in power distribution networks. Increasing numbers of onshore and offshore wind farms, acting as power plants, are connected directly to power transmission networks at the scale of hundreds of megawatts. As its level of grid penetration has begun to i... View full abstract»

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  • Solar Photovoltaic and Thermal Energy Systems: Current Technology and Future Trends

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2132 - 2146
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    Solar systems have become very competitive solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications for both standalone and grid connected operations. This paper presents an overview of the current status and future perspectives of solar energy (mainly photovoltaic) technology and the required conversion systems. The focus in the paper is put on the current technology, installations chal... View full abstract»

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  • Ocean and Geothermal Energy Systems

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2147 - 2165
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    This paper presents techno-economic summaries of ocean wave, tidal and current, ocean thermal, and geothermal energy, including grid interface characteristics. These forms of energy represent a significant opportunity to complement diversified energy conversion portfolios. Ocean wave energy conversion relies on the capture of kinetic and potential energy in moving and elevated water in an ocean wa... View full abstract»

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  • Fuel Cell Power Systems and Applications

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2166 - 2190
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    Fuel cell power systems offer a unique combination of high efficiency, wide size range, modularity, and compatibility with cogeneration. The development of complete energy systems that realize the benefits offered by fuel cell technology requires a basic understanding of fuel cell system components as well as the associated power electronics for different applications. This paper explains the basi... View full abstract»

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  • Energy Storage and Power Electronics Technologies: A Strong Combination to Empower the Transformation to the Smart Grid

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2191 - 2219
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    The electric power industry is facing unprecedented transformations and challenges with the implementation of the smart grids. This new grid paradigm has arisen to build a flexible electric power system that better coordinates energy resources and loads aiming at efficiently delivering sustainable, economic and secure electricity supplies. As a part of the smart grids (SGs), microgrids (MGs) have ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Grid Simulations and Their Supporting Implementation Methods

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2220 - 2243
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    In this tutorial we present the state-of-the-art as well as new methods for simulating various planning, operation, stability, reliability, and economic models of electric power systems. The discussion is driven by both first-principle models and empirical models. First-principle models result from the fundamental physics and engineering principles that govern the behavior of various components of... View full abstract»

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  • Controls for Smart Grids: Architectures and Applications

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2244 - 2261
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    Control is and will continue to be a key discipline for realizing the objectives of smart grid initiatives. Research in control science and engineering is not limited to one or a few application concepts but is pervasive across the smart grid ecosystem. The principal contribution of this paper is to review, from a system-architectural perspective, how control enables smart grid applications. Appli... View full abstract»

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  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems—Some Example Applications

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2262 - 2273
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    Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, such as expert systems (ESs), fuzzy logic (FL), and artificial neural networks (ANNs or NNWs) have brought an advancing frontier in power electronics and power engineering. These techniques provide powerful tools for design, simulation, control, estimation, fault diagnostics, and fault-tolerant control in modern smart grid (SG) and renewable energy systems ... View full abstract»

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  • Ernst Werner Von Siemens and the Early Evolution and Diffusion of Electric Telegraphy [Scanning Our Past]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2274 - 2284
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  • Future Special Issues/Special Sections of the Proceedings

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 2285
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  • Member Get-A-Member (MGM) Program

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 2286
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  • Imagine a Community

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 2287
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  • Learning Has No Boundaries

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 2288
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Proceedings of the IEEE is the leading journal to provide in-depth review, survey, and tutorial coverage of the technical developments in electronics, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science.

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H. Joel Trussell
North Carolina State University