Electric power and energy engineering has as a basic tenet the relief of humankind of its burden, and the transmission and processing of information. In this paper, the salient advances of the first century of the electrification of the World is reviewed with special emphasis on the contemporary design and operation of electric power and energy systems. The advancements of power engineering are reviewed from a 2012 perspective, and issues of sustainability and the utilization of renewable resources are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6170535
Pages (from-to)1315-1328
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue numberSPL CONTENT
StatePublished - May 13 2012


  • Distribution engineering
  • electric power engineering
  • electronic control of power flow
  • energy
  • energy storage
  • power engineering education
  • power markets
  • power system operation
  • power system planning
  • power systems
  • renewable resources
  • transmission engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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