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 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems covers the education, analysis, operation, planning, and economics of electric generation, transmission, and distribution systems for general industrial, commercial, public, and domestic consumption, including the interaction with multi-energy carriers. The focus of this transactions 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 technical topics 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.

Topics of papers within the scope

Power Engineering Education:

    • New instruction methods (software/internet/laboratory/combined with research),
    • Virtual classrooms/laboratories,
    • Distance education,
    • Life-long learning.

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 and Resilience,
    • Uncertainty and probability,
    • Stochastic system and optimization applications.

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.

Power System Operations:

    • Emerging methods for restructured systems,
    • Transmission operations and security,
    • Energy control centers, static and dynamic state estimation,
    • Distribution operation,
    • System control,
    • Operating economics and pricing.

Power System Planning and Implementation:

    • Generation system resource planning,
    • Transmission system planning,
    • Distribution system planning,
    • Integrated resource planning and distributed resource planning,
    • Load forecasting and aggregation,
    • Customer products and services planning and implementation,
    • Industry restructuring planning and policy issues.

Topics of papers out of scope

    • Power quality: harmonics, flicker, voltage dips, voltage sags, etc.,
    • Protection: all types of protection relays, circuit breakers, fuses, protection coordination, etc.,
    • Fault current calculations,
    • Grounding,
    • Lightning Protection,
    • Fast electromagnetic phenomena excluding inverter driven power system stability,
    • Smart sensors, smart meters, AMI infrastructures,
    • Blockchain technologies,
    • Platforms for local trading,
    • Rural Electrification,
    • Energy Communities.

Impact Factor

The Impact Factor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems is 6.663.

Peer Review

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual ( Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

Open Access

This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission.

The OA option, if selected, enables unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore. The OA option will be offered to the author at the time the manuscript is accepted. If selected, the OA fee of $2,045 must be paid before the article is published in the journal. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief. Any other applicable charges (such as the overlength page charge and/or charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication.

The traditional option, if selected, enables access to all qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required.

Overlength Page Charges

Overlength page charges are $150 per each page in excess of the first eight published pages.

Tables of Contents

Volume 36, Number 5, September 2021

Volume 36, Number 4, July 2021

Volume 36, Number 3, May 2021

Volume 36, Number 2, March 2021

Volume 36, Number 1, January 2021 (includes the Special Section on Hybrid AC/DC Transmission Grids)

Volume 35, Number 6, November 2020

Volume 35, Number 5, September 2020

Volume 35, Number 4, July 2020

Volume 35, Number 3, May 2020

Volume 35, Number 2, March 2020

Volume 35, Number 1, January 2020

Volume 34, Number 6, November 2019 (includes the Special Section on Advanced Methods in Grid Operation and Planning with High Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources)

Volume 34, Number 5, September 2019 (includes the Special Section on Transactive Approaches to Integration of Flexible Demand and Distributed Generation)

Volume 34, Number 4, July 2019

Volume 34, Number 3, May 2019

Volume 34, Number 2, March 2019

Volume 34, Number 1, January 2019

Volume 33, Number 6, November 2018

Volume 33, Number 5, September 2018

Volume 33, Number 4, July 2018

Volume 33, Number 3, May 2018 (includes the Special Section on Enabling Very High Penetration Renewable Energy Integration into Future Power Systems)

Volume 33, Number 2, March 2018

Volume 33, Number 1, January 2018

Volume 32, Number 6, November 2017

Volume 32, Number 5, September 2017

Volume 32, Number 4, July 2017

Volume 32, Number 3, May 2017

Volume 32, Number 2, March 2017 (includes the Special Section on Harnessing Flexible Transmission Assets for Power System Optimization)

Volume 32, Number 1, January 2017

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Editorial Board

Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens

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

Editor-in-Chief at Large:
Wilsun Xu, University of Alberta

Senior Editor:
C. Y. Chung, University of Saskatchewan

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Associate Editors:
Yashodhan Agalgaonkar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Farrokh Aminifar, University of Tehran
Nima Amjady, Semnan University
Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam, Aalborg University
Rui Bo, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Alberto Borghetti, University of Bologna
Arturo Bretas, University of Florida
Florin Capitanescu, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Joao P. S. Catalao, University of Beira Interior
Saikat Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Aranya Chakrabortty, North Carolina State University
Y. Christine Chen, University of British Columbia
Chia-Chi Chu, National Tsing Hua University
Javier Contreras, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Mingjian Cui, University of Tennessee
Sairaj Vijaykumar Dhople, University of Minnesota
Ruisheng Diao, Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute
Tao Ding, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Alejandro D. Dominguez-Garcia, University of Illinois
Pengwei Du, Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Anamika Dubey, Washington State University
Mohamed Shawky El Moursi, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Ehab El-Saadany, University of Waterloo
Xin Fang, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wei Gu, Southeast University
Qinglai Guo, Tsinghua University
Bo Hu, Chongqing University
Gabriela Hug, ETH Zürich
Dilan Jayaweera, University of Birmingham
Tao Jiang, Northeast Electric Power University
Brian Johnson, University of Idaho
Innocent Kamwa, Hydro-Québec Research Institute
Zhengshuo Li, Shandong University
Wenxin Liu, Lehigh University
Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Melbourne
Johanna Mathieu, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Federico Milano, University College Dublin
Jovica V. Milanović, The University of Manchester
Yasser Abdel-Rady I. Mohamed, University of Alberta
Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo, University of Tabriz
Juan Miguel Morales González, University of Málaga
Anamitra Pal, Arizona State University
Bikash C. Pal, Imperial College London
Hrvoje Pandžić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Anthony Papavasiliou, Université Catholique de Louvain
Masood Parvania, University of Utah
Alinson Santos Xavier, Argonne National Laboratory
Andrija Saric, University of Novi Sad
Pierluigi Siano, University of Salerno
Abhinav Kumar Singh, University of Southampton
Ravindra Singh, Argonne National Laboratory
Anurag Srivastava, Washington State University
Alexandre Street, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Kai Sun, University of Tennessee
Alfredo Vaccaro, University of Sannio
Mani V. Venkatasubramanian, Washington State University
Lingfeng Wang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Xiaozhe Wang, McGill University
Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University
Qiuwei Wu, Technical University of Denmark
Yan Xu, Nanyang Technological University
Yin Xu, Beijing Jiaotong University
Rui Yao, Argonne National Laboratory
Ning Zhang, Tsinghua University
Peng Zhang, University of Connecticut
Junbo Zhao, Mississippi State University

Reviewer Recognition

Outstanding Reviewers for 2020