Special Issue "Power Quality in Microgrids Based on Distributed Generators"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018
Prof. Dr. Ambrish Chandra
Department of Electrical Engineering, École de technologie supérieure, Montreal, QC, H3C 1K3, Canada
Interests: power quality; renewable energy control and integration; microgrids
Prof. Dr. Hua Geng
Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: renewable energy; power quality; microgrids; digital control
This Special Issue of Energy, on “Power Quality in Microgrids Based on Distributed Generators” will be dedicated to new trends in microgrid and related power quality issues. Original unpublished research and application contributions matching the main theme of this Special Issue are welcome. Comprehensive tutorials and survey papers on microgrids and power quality shall be considered for this Special Issue as well. Microgrids are considered as a promising method for integrating various distributed generators (DGs) and loads to provide benefits on the reliability, loss reduction, carbon emission reduction, etc. Power quality is the emerging issue in microgrids, and the problem is more complicated than that in conventional distribution systems because of the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources, as well as the increased infiltration of nonlinear loads and power electronic interfaced DG systems. It can operate either in interconnected and/or in isolated mode from the main distribution grid as a controlled entity. Synchronization between DGs, system efficiency, stability, power quality, ensuring uninterruptible power supply to the connected load, cost reduction, are the some of the main issues for this application.
This Special Issue seeks to promote novel research investigations in microgrid and power quality issues, where authors are encouraged to:
- Address advancement in modeling, designing, analyzing, optimizing and implementing microgrid using different DGs, keeping power quality an important issue, such as, voltage and frequency control, harmonic compensation, and load balancing etc.
- Address resolving issues of microgrid integration into main grid, such as synchronization and stability.
- Investigate microgrids based on AC bus, DC bus, or AC/DC hybrid buses.
- Investigate economical viabilities of many different renewable energy systems for microgrid applications.
- Investigate fault tolerant control and protection of microgrids interfaced with power electronics.
- Investigate the importance of energy storage systems on microgrid requirements and implementation, including the use of non-critical loads for compensating for intermittent nature of renewable energy sources.
- Address advancement in centralized and decentralized control designs for microgrid.
- Write review papers on comparison between different topologies for hybrid renewable energy systems to achieve cost effective and ecosystem friendly solutions and their integration to main grid or for standalone applications.
Prof. Dr. Hua Geng
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- power quality
- renewable energy
- distributed generation
- power electronics
- AC/DC/AC-DC hybrid buses