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Special Issue "The Digital Revolution in Future Power Distribution and Microgrids"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical Power and Energy System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino

Department of Energy, Information engineering and Mathematical models, DEIM, University of Palermo, Edificio 9, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo PA, Italy
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Interests: microgrids; distributed energy resources management; multi-objective evolutionary optimization
Guest Editor
Prof. Juan C. Vasquez
Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)

Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 111, Aalborg Ø 9220, Denmark
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Interests: microgrids; renewable energy; Minigrids; distributed generation; islanded energy systems; distributed and hierarchical control; IoT-based smart energy homes
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maria Luisa Di Silvestre

Department of Energy, Information engineering and Mathematical models, DEIM, University of Palermo, Edificio 9, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo PA, Italy
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Interests: faults detection and location in electrical distribution networks; strategies for restoring service in electrical distribution networks; real-time optimal management and planning; grounding interconnected systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “The Digital Revolution in Future Power Distribution and Microgrids”. The deployment of wide-band infrastructure and 5G technology in cities calls for a deeper restructuring of the application layer for most of the services offered to citizens. The electrical infrastructure, in particular, is affected by deep changes. The future of electrical systems is difficult to predict, pushed by the digital revolution and the decarbonization driver, most likely it will depend on the policy framework in each area of the world. On the other hand, the decentralization of services points at the deployment of electrical infrastructure as a collection of microgrids, to be eventually operated autonomously from the main grid. This Special Issue on “The Digital Revolution in Future Power Distribution and Microgrids” is focused on state-of-the-art innovations in theoretical foundations, advanced IoT-based infrastructure, systems and control architecture, and field tests for digital technologies in smart electrical networks. Topics include, but are not limited to (surveys and state-of-the-art tutorials are also welcome):

  • Smart urban functions for Intelligent communities;
  • Energy Internet infrastructures (optical fiber, data and power, 5G);
  • Optimized management in microgrids and energy hubs;
  • IoT services, applications, standards, and test-beds;
  • IoT-driven solutions for the next generation of the smart-grid;
  • Smart Homes, and IoT-based Building Automation;
  • Decentralization and digitalization in smart cities;
  • Data analytics for smart energy systems.

Prof. Dr. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Vasquez Quintero
Prof. Dr. Maria Luisa Di Silvestre
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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Keywords

  • microgrids
  • intelligent systems for microgrids
  • optimization and advanced heuristics
  • decentralized optimization and control

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Open AccessReview Internet of Things for Modern Energy Systems: State-of-the-Art, Challenges, and Open Issues
Energies 2018, 11(5), 1252; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11051252
Received: 3 April 2018 / Revised: 8 May 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 14 May 2018
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to shape the future of many industries and emerging markets. One of the target markets for IoT is the energy systems. IoT is a matter of producing, transferring, and processing information, therefore all parts of the
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to shape the future of many industries and emerging markets. One of the target markets for IoT is the energy systems. IoT is a matter of producing, transferring, and processing information, therefore all parts of the system including software and hardware parts should be considered as a whole. In this paper, a state-of-the-art of the IoT-based energy systems is presented to review the recent activities on every component of IoT in energy systems. Challenges in this subject area are discussed, and some solutions are presented thereafter. Full article
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