Special Issue "Microgrids"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Josep M. Guerrero
Department of Energy Technology, Microgrids Research Programme, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg Ø, Denmark
Website: http://vbn.aau.dk/en/persons/josep-m-guerrero%2807d2eed6-2177-4f61-b812-a08c55b2e8af%29.html
E-Mail: joz@et.aau.dk
Interests: microgrids; minigrids; islanded energy systems; smart grids; distributed generation; renewable energy; hierarchical control; distributed control

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the last decade, microgrids has been developed as a tool to conceive different kinds of energy generation, storage and consumption locally. A microgrid is an autonomous entity that can operate connected to the main utility grid or disconnected in islanded mode. These small scale grids can also be connected, forming energy clusters. This Special Issue of Energies will explore the latest developments in technology to enable the widespread diffusion of microgrids throughout the globe. While papers concerning control of microgrids systems are welcomed, we would particularly welcome those that offer insights about microgrid architectures and sites. The issue will include, but not be limited, to:

  • Decentralized, distributed and centralized controllers for microgrids
  • Power quality for grid-connected and islanded microgrids
  • Communication systems oriented to microgrids
  • Energy management systems for microgrids
  • Demonstration and pilot projects

We welcome papers on primary, blue-skies research, as well as cutting-edge exemplars from industrial practice that can be used to encourage sustainable development and performance of energy microgrids worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Josep M. Guerrero
Guest Editor


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  • DC and AC microgrids
  • islanded and grid-connected microgrids
  • combined-heat-and-power systems
  • energy management systems
  • photovoltaics
  • small wind turbines
  • distributed energy storage

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p. 8355-8373
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Energies 2014, 7(12), 8355-8373; doi:10.3390/en7128355
Received: 15 September 2014; in revised form: 28 November 2014 / Accepted: 4 December 2014 / Published: 12 December 2014
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p. 6340-6357
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Energies 2014, 7(10), 6340-6357; doi:10.3390/en7106340
Received: 25 August 2014; in revised form: 18 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 September 2014 / Published: 8 October 2014
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p. 5787-5824
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Energies 2014, 7(9), 5787-5824; doi:10.3390/en7095787
Received: 31 May 2014; in revised form: 5 August 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 4 September 2014
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