IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

The mission of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems is to serve the whole Power System community, including researchers, practitioners, educators and students, by publishing and disseminating insightful research results of lasting value.


The scope of this Transactions covers the requirements, planning, analysis, reliability, operation, and economics of electric generating, transmission, and distribution systems for general industrial, commercial, public, and domestic consumption. The main focus of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems is the power system from a systems viewpoint instead of components of the system. It has five (5) key areas within its scope with several subdivisions within each area. These areas are: (1) Power Engineering Education, (2) Power System Analysis, Computing, and Economics, (3) Power System Dynamic Performance, (4) Power System Operations, and (5) Power System Planning and Implementation. The purviews of these areas are broad and do not need frequent updates. However, if a new technology evolves in the industry and it needs specific focus, the purview of the corresponding area is updated to include the technology and the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems identifies it as a new subdivision. The current scope and the subdivisions under each area are shown below. Area 1 - Power Engineering Education: New instruction methods (software/internet/laboratory/combined with research), Virtual classrooms/laboratories, Distance education, Life-long learning. Area 2 - Power System Analysis, Computing, and Economics: Computational techniques and analytical methods for planning, operations and control, Computing applications, Distribution system analysis, Economics, market organization, cost structures, pricing and risk management, Intelligent system applications, Reliability, uncertainty and probability and stochastic system applications. Area 3 - Power System Dynamic Performance: Power system dynamic modeling: components and systems, Power system stability: phenomena, analysis, and techniques, Power system stability controls: design and applications, Power system dynamic measurements, Power system interaction with turbine generators, Dynamic security assessment: techniques and applications, risk-based methods. Area 4 - Power System Operations: Emerging methods for restructured systems, Transmission operations and security, Energy control centers, Distribution operation, System control, Operating economics and pricing.  Area 5 - Power System Planning & Implementation: Generation system resource planning, Transmission system planning, Distribution system planning, Integrated resource planning and distributed resource planning, Load forecasting, Customer products and services planning and implementation, Industry restructuring planning and policy issue.

Impact Factor

The Impact Factor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems is 3.342.

Open Access

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Tables of Contents

Volume 32, Number 1, January 2017

Volume 31, Number 6, November 2016

Volume 31, Number 5, September 2016

Volume 31, Number 4, July 2016

Volume 31, Number 3, May 2016

Volume 31, Number 2, March 2016

Volume 31, Number 1, January 2016

Volume 30, Number 6, November 2015

Volume 30, Number 5, September 2015

Volume 30, Number 4, July 2015

Volume 30, Number 3, May 2015

Volume 30, Number 2, March 2015

Volume 30, Number 1, January 2015

Volume 29, Number 6, November 2014

Volume 29, Number 5, September 2014

Volume 29, Number 4, July 2014

Volume 29, Number 3, May 2014

Volume 29, Number 2, March 2014

Volume 29, Number 1, January 2014

Special Issues/Sections

Special Section on Wind and Solar Energy: Uncovering and Accommodating Their Impacts on Electricity Markets

Special Section on Power System Planning and Operation Towards a Low-Carbon Economy

Special Section on Power and Energy Education

Special Section on Stability and Control of Electric Energy Systems With an Increasing Level of Non-Dispatchable Generating Sources

Special Section on Electricity Markets Operations

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Editorial Board

Editor in Chief:
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens

Power Engineering Letters Editor in Chief:
Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Sharif University of Technology

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Editors:
Venkataramana Ajjarapu, Iowa State University
Nima Amjady, Semnan University
Miguel Anjos, Polytechnique Montreal
Luiz Augusto Barroso, Energy Research Company, Brazil
Guillermo Bautista Alderete, California ISO
François Bouffard, McGill University
Florin Capitanescu, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Joao P. S. Catalao, University of Beira Interior
Hong Chen, PJM
Yihsu Chen, University of California, Merced
C. Y. Chung, University of Saskatchewan
Mariesa Crow, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Alejandro D. Dominguez-Garcia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mohamed Shawky El Moursi, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Yong Fu, Mississippi State University
Hoay Beng Gooi, Nanyang Technological University
Kory Hedman, Arizona State University
Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, PNNL
Rabih Jabr, American University of Beirut
Dilan Jayaweera, University of Birmingham
Brian Johnson, University of Idaho
Chongqing Kang, Tsinghua University
Amin Khodaei, University of Denver
Fangxing (Fran) Li, University of Tennessee
Kenneth Loparo, Case Western Reserve University
Ali Mehrizi-Sani, Washington State University
Arturo Messina, Cinvestav
Federico Milano, University College Dublin
Joydeep Mitra, Michigan State University
Yasser Abdel-Rady I. Mohamed, University of Alberta
Feng Qiu, Argonne National Laboratory
Luis Rouco Rodríguez, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
Surya Santoso, The University of Texas at Austin
Ramteen Sioshansi, The Ohio State University
Aleksandar Stankovic, Tufts University
Makoto Tanaka, GRIPS
Glauco N. Taranto, COPPE/UFRJ
Lingfeng Wang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Fushuan Wen, Zhejiang University
Lei Wu, Clarkson University
Kaigui  Xie, Chongqing University
Wei Zhang, The Ohio State University
Feng Zhao, ISO New England
Tongxin Zheng, ISO New England
Jin Zhong, The University of Hong Kong

Reviewer Recognition

Outstanding Reviewers for 2016