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✔ Chapter 5-process: posturing

for angular stability; technology:
transient stability and small signal stability
✔ Chapter 6-process: posturing
for voltage stability; technology:
voltage stability
✔ Chapter 7-process: load frequency control; technology:
automatic generation control
✔ Chapter 8-process: power system generation operation and
electricity market operation; technology: optimization solutions.
Chapters 9-11 focus on the major decision support systems in control centers
and highlight energy management systems (eMss) and distribution management systems (dMss). Chapter 9 focuses
on the control center design and begins by
describing modern control center design
attributes such as availability and restoration time, which are signified by operator requirements. To meet such control center criteria, a complete list of
emergencies and catastrophic events
that control centers would need to bear
is presented next. The book argues
that the control center design is mainly
determined by the event risks it needs
to withstand. For example, while in
some geographical areas, the risk of
earthquakes might be high, while in
other locations, hurricanes could play
a more vital role in disrupting power
system operations, and physical and
cybersecurity risks may be prominent
in other locations. The chapter ends by
describing modern control center features, redundancy configurations, and
design trends for satisfying the control
center attributes.
Chapter 10 focuses on modern
eMss that provide system operators
with sophisticated tools for managing power grids in a reliable and efficient manner. The chapter starts
with a functional overview of a
modern eMs followed by a detailed
description of the eMs architecture
fulfilling the redundancy and failover requirements of such systems.
The chapter ends with a complete
description of application programs
embedded in a modern eMs.
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similar to Chapter 10, Chapter 11
provides a full account of dMss by detailing the dMs architecture and providing a comprehensive description of
a modern dMs. This chapter also discusses other systems that dMss would
need to work with such as emergency/
outage management system, distribution scheduling systems, and geographical information systems.
Finally Chapter 12 provides a review
of emerging technologies and system
operation solutions that have evolved
over the last few years. examples of such
solutions include online transient stability and voltage stability, applications of
phasor measurement units, transmission
and distribution outage scheduling systems, distribution automation, as well as
a number of other applications.
dr. vaahedi has achieved his objective of providing a comprehensive

picture for power system operation for
industry practitioners and academics.
his book stands out by touching many
practical aspects of power system operations that appeal to various classes
of apprentices. The book can be easily
adopted as a power system operation
text at the undergraduate or postgraduate level by providing students with a
deep understanding of theoretical and
algorithmic aspects of enabling technologies. such students will benefit
from pertinent discussions on technologies that are deployed in power system
control centers while the book stresses
the linkages of such technologies to
the day to day functions performed by
power system operators.
-Mohammad Shahidehpour
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leader's corner (continued from p. 16)
coaching, and connection programs through Chapters, TCs,
conferences, and other initiatives.
*	encourage greater participation of our younger generation
through the use of modern
media and promotion of local
engineering programs with the
Chapters.
*	Further strengthen our global
and gender/race diversity.
*	Focus on publicly acknowledging volunteers and recognizing
our most active members for
their contributions.
✔ strengthen the involvement of
industry practitioners by increasing and communicating the benefits of active participation.
✔ improve international involvement and leadership, including
awareness, technical participation, and the use of international
meetings and Chapter activities
to foster cooperation.
✔ Fully leverage the synergies
between private and public sectors
and address low voter turnout.

✔ respond to changing industry

needs by providing technical leadership and support for industry initiatives that lead to developing the
key regulatory policies and industry
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standards on the fast track together
with ieee standards association.
The keys to the success of any organization are common goals and teamwork.
i am confident that the Pes Governing
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provide even greater value to our membership through active participation. also,
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