Trending Technologies

Every month, IEEE PES members receive Trending Technologies – a monthly digest of resources and content from IEEE PES about a particular topic in our field. Find previous issues of Trending Technologies below.

Increasing EV charging system reliability through proven surge protection practices

In 2023, Plug-in America released a survey of electric vehicle owners. One of the questions asked was, “What are the most significant concerns with existing ...
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Nuclear Power and Flexible Grid Solutions

To scale up a future low-carbon energy system effectively, it is essential to broaden the array of innovative grid solutions.
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Codes and Standards for Advanced Reactors

Software complexity in Electric Power Systems is increasing quickly with the digitization of protection, automation and control.
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Software Bill of Materials (SBoM) for Electric Power Systems (EPS)

Software complexity in Electric Power Systems is increasing quickly with the digitization of protection, automation and control.
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Smart Design and Control of Buildings and Communities and Achieving Low-Carbon Goals

This trending topic will explore how smart design and control of buildings and communities can be leveraged to achieve our low-carbon goals.
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Transformer Carbon Footprint

Transformers are a critical component of the present electrical grid and there is already a huge quantity of in-service transformers globally.
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Energy Equity and Energy Justice in Power Systems

The development and operation of electric power systems have had an unequal impact on different populations.
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Energy Equity and Resilience

Energy equity is recognizing and enabling the disadvantaged groups and communities to have access to the clean and sustainable energy through the process of relevant ...
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Offshore Wind Integration: Technologies, Challenges and Utility Best Practices

Applying big data and analytics for power systems: Dynamic Security Assessment (DSA) in transmission systems, cloud computing, data-driven modeling, monitoring and control.
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Big data analytics for power systems

Applying big data and analytics for power systems: Dynamic Security Assessment (DSA) in transmission systems, cloud computing, data-driven modeling, monitoring and control.
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Secure Communications for OT

Primary PES Technical Committee: Power System Communications & Cybersecurity Committee (PSCCC)
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Determination of the Useful Life of Fiber Optic Aerial Cable

May 2023 The first aerial fiber optic cables such as Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), All-Dielectric Self Supporting (ADSS) and Helically Applied Fiber Optic cables were ...
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Physics-informed Machine Learning in Power Systems

April 2023 The increasing deployment of sensors such as smart meters and phasor measurement units in power transmission and distribution systems around the world has ...
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Electrical Vehicle Chargers

March 2023 Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular form of transportation, and as a result, so are EV chargers. EV chargers come in different ...
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Substation Resiliency

February 2023 Grid resilience framework and metrics have been of industry focus as extreme weather events are occurring more frequently and the threat of man-made ...
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Sustainable Maritime

January 2023 The topic of Sustainable Maritime was selected during the IEEE PES Marine System Coordinating Committee (MSCC) plenary meeting in October 2022.  The topic was officially ...
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Establishing Power Transformer Capability While Under Geomagnetic Disturbances

December 2022 Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) is a phenomenon which is widely studied due to its impact on the operation of the electrical grid. Power transformers, ...
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Machine Learning for Power Systems

November 2022 Machine learning (ML) is one of the emerging technologies for implementing the next generation smart grid. In recent years, the PES community has ...
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Processes and Benchmarks for Extreme Event Analysis in Power Systems

October 2022 Extreme events, such as heat waves or very strong storms, may cause extensive damage and have substantial impacts on power systems, which post ...
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Mitigating Wildfires in a World of Climate Change

September 2022 The realities of climate change effects every region differently. The growth of severe wildfires has been an increasingly harsh challenge for electric utilities ...
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Influence of Renewables on Switchgear Equipment

August 2022 Over the last two decades, the integration of renewable energy sources and inverter-based technologies has increased significantly across the world. While this has ...
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IEEE Standards for Interconnection and Energy Management

July 2022 Governments and corporations around the world have pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, if not sooner. Those pledges are heavily ...
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SF6 Gas Alternatives

June 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Substations Committee’s Gas Insulated Substations Subcommittee and its K19 Working Group has a new guide currently being ...
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Centralized Protection and Control (CPC) Systems within a Substation

May 2022 Centralized Protection and Control (CPC) Systems within a Substation, the next great disruptive technology to design and implement electrical power substation protection and ...
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T&D – Decarbonization

April 2022 As attention across the globe increasingly focuses on climate change, technically sound solutions are needed to support both climate adaptation and mitigation. The ...
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Decarbonized Sustainability In The Maritime Sector via Electrification

March 2022 The topic of Decarbonized Sustainability In The Maritime Sector via Electrification was selected (among three alternative ones announced during the plenary session at The PES ...
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Distributed Optimization

February 2022 Optimization of electric power systems has traditionally been centralized with data collected and processed at a control center. For instance, system operators collect ...
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Intelligent Electrification

January 2022 To combat climate change and achieve decarbonization goals globally, electric power systems must integrate terawatts of variable renewable generation. Reliably integrating these clean ...
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Green Hydrogen

February 2021 Green Hydrogen may help the world get to a fully decarbonized energy sector. Hydrogen is an energy carrier and key chemical in processes. ...
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Grid Resilience

Grid resilience, which has been a topic of industry focus as extreme weather events are occurring more frequently and the threat of cyber-attacks is growing, ...
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IEEE Development of Standards Supporting Advanced Reactor Design and Deployment

Nuclear power continues to be a significant contributor to carbon-free electric generation around the world. Reactor designs are now being developed for advanced reactors, such ...
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High-Voltage DC Circuit Breakers

HVDC transmission systems are being built rapidly to integrate the renewable generation resources through point to point, multiterminal and HVDC grids due to the advantages ...
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Issue of Aging Equipment (end of life, diagnostics, etc.)

Asset owners in electrical power systems are faced with an aging infrastructure. In particular in North America and other developed countries, the number of electrical ...
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Integrating Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Smart Grids in Ships and Ports

The topic of Integrating Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and smart grids in ships and ports was selected via a poll of the members of IEEE PES Marine ...
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Thermal Runaway Gas Sensing and Fire Suppression / Ventilation for Li-ion BESS

The use of Li-ion batteries as a method of storing energy, either from baseload plants during non-peak-usage hours or from renewable but intermittent resources when ...
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Grid-Forming Inverter Technology for Enabling More Integration of Renewables

December 2021 The transition to an inverter-dominant, renewable power grid is driving new developments in power converter controls technology that aim to offer the speed ...
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Virtualization of Substation Applications

IEEE PES PSCC Committee’s Protocols and Communication Architecture Subcommittee (P0) met in January 2021 where the subcommittee approved the formation of the P21 study group to ...
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Active Distribution Networks, Interconnected Microgrids, and Energy Hubs

As microgrids continue to grow as an important topic in the power and energy industry, it becomes more and more imperative for all engineers and ...
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