Special Issue "Smart Grids: The Electrical Power Network and Communication System"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014)
Prof. Dr. Neville R. Watson
The need to deliver electricity to customers: reliably, safely and cost effectively and in a sustainable manner, is always with us. To do this given the multiplicity of constraints means the electrical power system must be carefully engineered, not only to meet today's needs, but for the foreseeable future. The Smart Grid initiative is really about making the grid smarter than it is already (as in many cases the grid is already "smart") so as to achieve these objectives. Many countries are devoting time and resources to this initiative due to the immense potential benefits. The perceived benefits are:
- Improved reliability and resilience
- Better operational efficiency
- Better utilization of resources
- Better utilization of assets
- Adequate Power Quality
The term Smart Grid means different things to different people as the perceived benefits, and hence drivers, are different in different countries. Regardless of one's concept of a Smart Grid, the need for a reliable two-way communication system is central. Because of the entwining of both the electrical power system and communication system to form a Smart Grid the two streams to this special issue are Smart Grid communications and Smart Grid electrical power system.
Papers in the relevant area of Smart Grid communications, including but not limited to the following, are invited:
- Architectures and Models for Smart Grid
- Smart Grid Sensors, Communications, Computing and Control
- Cyber-Physical Wide-Area Monitoring, Protection & Control (Cyber-Physical WAMPAC)
- Local-Area and Wide-Area networks for Smart Grids and Smart Metering
- Demand Side Management, Demand Response, Dynamic Pricing
- Communications support for Storage, Renewable Resources and Micro-Grids
- Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy
- Smart Grid Services and Management Models
- Smart Grid Standards, Test-Beds and Field Trials
Papers in the relevant area of Smart Grid electrical power system, including but not limited to the following, are invited:
- Resilience in the face of faults and disasters
- Load management and Load Balancing
- Customer participation
- Integration of renewable technology
- Security & Reliability of the electricity network
- Smart Algorithms and Devices
- Smart Grid Modelling
- Application of Smart Grid concept to Homes, Distribution or Transmission Systems
- Architectures for Smart Grids
- Power Quality
- Power Transmission in a Smart Grid
Prof. Dr. Neville R. Watson
Emeritus Professor Harsha Sirisena
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