Abstract

Electricity holds a unique place in the US infrastructure. It is a commodity, a technology, and a necessity. Electric utilities must walk a fine line to balance each of these aspects. While electricity is a commodity that may be bought and sold, it must also be regulated to remain affordable for the general population. Reliability is continually balanced against the cost of upgrades and maintenance. This paper discusses the interconnection of regional area power systems in the US and the benefits such interconnection brings.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Comments

Techtorial

Keywords and Phrases

Electric Power Evolution; Power System Interconnection; Power System Reliability

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electric power systems -- Reliability

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1540-7977

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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