IEEE Power & Energy Magazine - March/April 2015 - 4

from the editor

Mel Olken

large-scale solar energy
much has changed

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In the two years sInce
we offered the third biennial issue devoted to the integration of
large-scale solar energy, much
has changed. economics are
beginning to lead us in the direction of integrating distributed energy resources. this has created
myriad opportunities and challenges to ensure that distributed
energy resources can live side
by side with existing grid equipment and operating systems. It
should be noted that by the end
of 2013, 135 Gw of solar photovoltaics (PVs) were installed through the
world and the associated costs have been
dramatically reduced.

In This Issue
I am grateful to Ben Kroposki and Barry
Mather of the national renewable energy Laboratories (nreL), who are the
guest editors of this issue, for agreeing
undertake the task of reviewing the status
of the integration of large-scale energy.
to that end we offer six feature articles
that present overviews of the situations
encountered and possible solutions to
the problems presented. In their effort to
offer a global picture, experiences from
Germany, chile, and the United states are
also offered. the issue theme and feature
articles are described in detail by Ben and
Barry in their "Guest editorial."
Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MPE.2015.2390474
Date of publication: 24 February 2015

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ieee power & energy magazine

The First
Automated Train

Fellows Class of 2015
I am again pleased to
be able to introduce the
Ieee Power & energy
society (Pes) members
who constitute the class
of 2015 Ieee Fellows
in our "awards" column. the Ieee Fellow
grade is the highest in
the Institute and one
that is bestowed by the
Ieee Board of Directors following a very
rigorous vetting process. In any given year, the maximum
number of senior Members who may be
elected to Fellow is limited to 0.1% of the
Ieee higher-grade membership. In 2015,
there are 25 new Ieee Fellows who are
members of Pes. the "awards" column
offers their names and citations. congratulations to all!

the issue's "history" column
covers the first automated train in
the world. this event took place
in the new york city subway system in the 1960s. I vividly remember the train as it ran from Grand
central station to times square,
a distance of one-half mile. I also
recollect that, although the train
was automated, there was always
nrel
a "motorman" on board and visible, but I suspected then and now
that it was for public reassurance
rather than a legitimate safety option. It
is sobering to think that
the automatic system was
analog, and yet the train
was able to operate fully
automated. the column's
authors are old friend Joe
cunningham and David
rosenthal, a newcomer to
our pages. the editorial
skills of associate editor
carl sulzberger assisted in
the presentation. thanks
to all for an interesting bit
of history.

The issue's
"History"
column
covers the
first automated
train in the
world.

Photovoltaics in Australia
to augment the global views presented
in the feature articles, this issue's "In My
View" column emanates from australia,
a nation with substantial PV deployment,
and discusses technical and business
p&e
solutions as guidelines for others.

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