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 6.807.

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 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

Editor in Chief:
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:
Juri Jatskevich, University of British Columbia

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Editors:
Nima Amjady, Semnan University
Miguel Anjos, Polytechnique Montreal
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
Aranya Chakrabortty, North Carolina State University
Hong Chen, PJM
Y. Christine Chen, University of British Columbia
C. Y. Chung, University of Saskatchewan
Mariesa Crow, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Sairaj Vijaykumar Dhople, University of Minnesota
Pengwei Du, Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Mohamed Shawky El Moursi, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Ehab El-Saadany, University of Waterloo
Hoay Beng Gooi, Nanyang Technological University
Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, PNNL
Gabriela Hug, ETH Zürich
Dilan Jayaweera, University of Birmingham
Brian Johnson, University of Idaho
Amin Khodaei, University of Denver
Fangxing (Fran) Li, University of Tennessee
Wenxin Liu, Lehigh University
Kenneth Loparo, Case Western Reserve University
Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Melbourne
Johanna Mathieu, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Ali Mehrizi-Sani, Virginia Tech
Joydeep Mitra, Michigan State University
Yasser Abdel-Rady I. Mohamed, University of Alberta
Juan Miguel Morales González, University of Málaga
Bikash C. Pal, Imperial College London
Hrvoje Pandžić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Anthony Papavasiliou, Université Catholique de Louvain
Feng Qiu, Argonne National Laboratory
Luis Rouco Rodríguez, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
Andrija Saric, University of Novi Sad
Abhinav Kumar Singh, University of Southampton
Ramteen Sioshansi, The Ohio State University
Anurag Srivastava, Washington State University
Alexandre Street, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Hongbin Sun, Tsinghua University
Kai Sun, University of Tennessee
Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Colorado State University
Glauco N. Taranto, COPPE/UFRJ
Umesh Vaidya, Iowa State University
Mani V. Venkatasubramanian, Washington State University
Lingfeng Wang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Xiaozhe Wang, McGill University
Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University
Fushuan Wen, Zhejiang University
Lei Wu, Stevens Institute of Technology
Kaigui  Xie, Chongqing University
Ning Zhang, Tsinghua University
Peng Zhang, University of Connecticut
Feng Zhao, ISO New England
Tongxin Zheng, ISO New England

Reviewer Recognition

Outstanding Reviewers for 2018