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Special Issue "Sustainable Energy Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Nídia Caetano

LEPABE/FEUP, Porto, Portugal
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Interests: biodiesel; bioethanol; biorefinery; energy storage systems; microalgae biorefineries; sustainable energy systems; waste valorization; wastewater treatment
Guest Editor
Dr. Zita Vale

Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
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Interests: demand response; electric vehicles; electricity markets; power systems; smart grids
Guest Editor
Dr. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen

Center for Energy Informatics, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
Interests: Multi-agent systems; Demand response; Energy flexibility; Multi-objective optimization
Guest Editor
Dr. Carlos Felgueiras

CIETI/ISEP, Porto, Portugal
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Interests: energy quality; energy and buildings; energy and environmental Indicators; renewable energy systems; sustainable energy systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy is a crucial resource for nation and society development. Sustainable energy production and use is still a distant target, in spite of all the efforts and advancements achieved so far. Although renewable energy use has been increasing significantly, a large share of the energy currently used around the world is still based on fossil resources (oil and coal).

Renewable energy use brings along technical and business challenges. Geographically distributed by nature, renewables contribute to increasingly distributed generation of electricity. Ensuring the required reliability and efficiency with the spreading of small-scale electricity generation is a huge challenge that must be overcome. Energy storage systems and active participation from the demand side, with efficient use of the available energy, demand flexibility must be intelligently used to compensate for the intermittency of the most attractive renewable energy sources, such as wind and sun.

This Special Issue, therefore, aims to contribute to the “Sustainable Energy Systems” agenda through advanced scientific and multi-disciplinary knowledge, combined to improve energy security and performance.

We therefore invite papers on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, analytical, as well as assessments, from different disciplines, which are relevant to “Sustainable Energy Systems”. These include smart grids, renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, life cycle analysis of energy systems, zero energy buildings, electric and hybrid vehicles, financial and economic analysis of energy systems, smart systems, energy management and big data, energy policy, novel energy sources, and renewable-based generation, among others.

Dr. Nídia Caetano
Dr. Zita Vale
Dr. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen
Dr. Carlos Felgueiras
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • electric and hybrid vehicles
  • energy efficiency
  • energy management and policy
  • energy storage
  • life cycle assessment
  • renewable energy
  • renewable energy systems
  • smart grids
  • waste-to-energy
  • zero energy buildings

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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