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Quick Take:  The latest edition of IEEE Power & Energy has a collection of articles detailing best practices in getting power systems up and running again. Guest Editor Michael I. Henderson, Director of Regional Planning and Coordination at ISO New England, provides an overview here.

- By Jesse Berst

 

Both regulators and engineers apply the lessons learned from major outages. The past decade has seen progress on many fronts.

 

Sophisticated technologies are increasingly being applied to the grid, including flexible alternating current transmission systems, phasor measurement units, variable energy resources and microgrids. Together, they provide tremendous opportunities for improving reliability.

 

At the same time, these new technologies pose major challenges. IEEE is addressing many of the issues related to integrating these new technologies. For one thing, it is amending standards to keep pace. For instance, it is amending IEEE 1547-2003 to address voltage regulation (VR), voltage ride-through (VRT), and frequency ride-through (FRT).

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