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control is presented as an extension of
traditional analysis with the solutions
of many sample problems presented.
the goal is to present insight using
"programming examples, state-of-theart control design tools, and advanced
control concepts for traditional analysis
extended to microgrids." this is expertly
achieved. the book addresses frequency
control, including droop, and then thoroughly discusses converter control and
power sharing among converters within
microgrids, including material with PQ
and VF control modes.
Large- and small-signal stability is
discussed in the last two chapters. the
aim is to present linear system model
derivations and analysis. Readers are
well served by these sections.
the author's goal is to provide a
bridge between traditional control and
microgrid control. that goal is fully
achieved. the reader learns by example
problems and solutions with the pro-
vided MAtLAb code. I wholeheartedly recommend Control and Dynam-
ics in Power Systems and Microgrids
as an extension to traditional text presentations of power system analysis.
I applaud the author's presentation of
problems and solutions with MAtLAb
code as a thorough learning tool.
from the editor (continued from p. 4)
can serve the Pes community. As described in the "Guest editorial," the issue discusses different aspects of bDA, such as
✔ means of visualizing big data, including examples of smart-meter
data, phasor measurement units,
and probabilistic forecasts
✔ bDA applications of distribution
system synchrophasor measurements
✔ how bDA can provide physical and
regulatory flexibility and efficiencies through peer-to-peer trading
✔ the use of weather data for modeling and evaluating customer interruption reliability indices and for
simulating the output of behindthe-meter photovoltaic installations
✔ examples of bDA applications
in the electric power industry to
load forecasting, renewable energy production, stability analyses,
and power equipment
✔ opportunities for educating students in bDA and the prospects
for career options.
"In My View" by Le Xie discusses
how data are likely to have a major impact on the business processes and modernization of the electric grid. he also
discusses how the Ieee Power & energy society (Pes) recognizes the issues
surrounding bDA and helps educate our
members by sharing applications of new
methods of analyzing the power system.
the issue also features a standalone
article, by sundar Venkataraman, Chris
ieee power & energy magazine
Ziesler, Peter Johnson, and stephanie
Van kempen, on the design of an integrated wind, solar, and energy storage
plant. the analysis of the complementary resource production profiles and use
of innovative designs result in benefits to
siting the plant, a reduced need for infrastructure investment, and lower operations and maintenance costs.
Gerald sheblé provides our readers with a
review of Control and Dynamics in Pow-
er Systems and Microgrids by Lingling
Fan. the book, which comprehensively
covers all aspects of dynamic simulation
and control, should be of keen interest to
both students and industry practitioners.
2018 IEEE Medal in
the Ieee Industry Applications, Industrial electronics, Power electronics, and
Pe societies sponsor the prestigious
Ieee Medal in Power engineering
award. Congratulations to hirofumi
Akagi, the 2018 winner, who was recognized for pioneering contributions to
theory and practice of power conversion
systems and their applications.
the Ieee plays such an important role
preparing our membership to address
the many challenges of renewable integration and extensive demand resources.
"Leader's Corner," by tommy Mayne,
vice president of meetings, discusses
our Integrated smart Grid technologies
Conferences (IsGts). these conferences focus on smart grid solutions to the
benefit of attendees ranging from theoreticians, practitioners, and regulators.
Although started in the united states,
25 IsGt conferences were held across
the globe in 19 countries as of the end
Welcome John Paserba, our new associate editor for history. this issue
features a column by R.n. Yeckley and
J. Perulfi on the history of oil circuit
breakers (oCbs) from their initial development in the early days of our industry through the 1980s. Many of us
contributed to that history, and most of
us still encounter oCb technology. the
column showcases many interesting figures that illustrate the evolution of these
A special note of appreciation to Mel
olken, who continues to provide guidance and tutelage, and to the Ieee Publications staff who make this magazine
possible. thanks to the many contributors to this issue, especially our Guest
editor tao hong and authors. A particular note of appreciation to Associate editor John Paserba and Robert C. henderson, who provides editorial assistance.