Special Issue "Smart Grids: The Electrical Power Network and Communication System"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Neville R. Watson
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Website: http://www.elec.canterbury.ac.nz/people/watson.shtml
E-Mail: neville.watson@canterbury.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 364 2987; Ext: 7277
Fax: +64 3 364 2761
Interests: power quality; harmonics; electromagnetic transients; HVDC transmission; computer modelling of electrical power systems

Guest Editor
Emeritus Professor Harsha Sirisena
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Website: http://www.elec.canterbury.ac.nz/people/sirisena.shtml
E-Mail: harsha.sirisena@canterbury.ac.nz

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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:

  1. Improved reliability and resilience
  2. Better operational efficiency
  3. Better utilization of resources
  4. Better utilization of assets
  5. 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:

  1. Architectures and Models for Smart Grid
  2. Smart Grid Sensors, Communications, Computing and Control
  3. Cyber-Physical Wide-Area Monitoring, Protection & Control (Cyber-Physical WAMPAC)
  4. Local-Area and Wide-Area networks for Smart Grids and Smart Metering
  5. Demand Side Management, Demand Response, Dynamic Pricing
  6. Communications support for Storage, Renewable Resources and Micro-Grids
  7. Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy
  8. Smart Grid Services and Management Models
  9. 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:

  1. Resilience in the face of faults and disasters
  2. Load management and Load Balancing
  3. Customer participation
  4. Integration of renewable technology
  5. Security & Reliability of the electricity network
  6. Smart Algorithms and Devices
  7. Smart Grid Modelling
  8. Application of Smart Grid concept to Homes, Distribution or Transmission Systems
  9. Architectures for Smart Grids
  10. Power Quality
  11. Power Transmission in a Smart Grid

Prof. Dr. Neville R. Watson
Emeritus Professor Harsha Sirisena

Guest Editors

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p. 6593-6619
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Energies 2014, 7(10), 6593-6619; doi:10.3390/en7106593
Received: 7 August 2014; in revised form: 15 September 2014 / Accepted: 30 September 2014 / Published: 16 October 2014
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p. 3453-3483
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Energies 2014, 7(5), 3453-3483; doi:10.3390/en7053453
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 15 May 2014 / Accepted: 16 May 2014 / Published: 22 May 2014
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p. 3355-3382
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Energies 2014, 7(5), 3355-3382; doi:10.3390/en7053355
Received: 10 February 2014; in revised form: 5 May 2014 / Accepted: 8 May 2014 / Published: 22 May 2014
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p. 3218-3255
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Energies 2014, 7(5), 3218-3255; doi:10.3390/en7053218
Received: 30 January 2014; in revised form: 9 April 2014 / Accepted: 4 May 2014 / Published: 19 May 2014
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p. 2938-2960
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Energies 2014, 7(5), 2938-2960; doi:10.3390/en7052938
Received: 21 December 2013; in revised form: 19 March 2014 / Accepted: 15 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
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p. 2740-2760
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Energies 2014, 7(5), 2740-2760; doi:10.3390/en7052740
Received: 29 January 2014; in revised form: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 25 April 2014
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p. 2780-2798
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Energies 2014, 7(5), 2780-2798; doi:10.3390/en7052780
Received: 10 January 2014; in revised form: 13 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 April 2014 / Published: 25 April 2014
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p. 2631-2657
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2631-2657; doi:10.3390/en7042631
Received: 13 December 2013; in revised form: 25 March 2014 / Accepted: 2 April 2014 / Published: 23 April 2014
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p. 2658-2675
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2658-2675; doi:10.3390/en7042658
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 4 April 2014 / Accepted: 9 April 2014 / Published: 23 April 2014
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p. 2476-2497
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2476-2497; doi:10.3390/en7042476
Received: 15 February 2014; in revised form: 6 April 2014 / Accepted: 16 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
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p. 2377-2420
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2377-2420; doi:10.3390/en7042377
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 21 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 15 April 2014
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2027-2050; doi:10.3390/en7042027
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 25 March 2014 / Accepted: 25 March 2014 / Published: 31 March 2014
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p. 2051-2078
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2051-2078; doi:10.3390/en7042051
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 17 March 2014 / Accepted: 25 March 2014 / Published: 31 March 2014
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p. 1852-1875
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 1852-1875; doi:10.3390/en7041852
Received: 24 November 2013; in revised form: 16 March 2014 / Accepted: 21 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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p. 1876-1898
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 1876-1898; doi:10.3390/en7041876
Received: 13 January 2014; in revised form: 19 March 2014 / Accepted: 19 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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p. 1792-1810
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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1792-1810; doi:10.3390/en7031792
Received: 20 January 2014; in revised form: 17 March 2014 / Accepted: 19 March 2014 / Published: 24 March 2014
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p. 1656-1672
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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1656-1672; doi:10.3390/en7031656
Received: 6 November 2013; in revised form: 3 March 2014 / Accepted: 4 March 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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p. 1576-1598
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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1576-1598; doi:10.3390/en7031576
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 7 March 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2014 / Published: 17 March 2014
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p. 1599-1620
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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1599-1620; doi:10.3390/en7031599
Received: 13 January 2014; in revised form: 9 March 2014 / Accepted: 11 March 2014 / Published: 17 March 2014
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p. 1517-1538
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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1517-1538; doi:10.3390/en7031517
Received: 6 November 2013; in revised form: 7 February 2014 / Accepted: 27 February 2014 / Published: 12 March 2014
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p. 1332-1362
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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1332-1362; doi:10.3390/en7031332
Received: 13 November 2013; in revised form: 22 February 2014 / Accepted: 25 February 2014 / Published: 5 March 2014
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p. 1003-1026
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Energies 2014, 7(2), 1003-1026; doi:10.3390/en7021003
Received: 5 December 2013; in revised form: 6 February 2014 / Accepted: 19 February 2014 / Published: 24 February 2014
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p. 1076-1094
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Energies 2014, 7(2), 1076-1094; doi:10.3390/en7021076
Received: 15 November 2013; in revised form: 4 February 2014 / Accepted: 11 February 2014 / Published: 24 February 2014
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p. 643-669
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Energies 2014, 7(2), 643-669; doi:10.3390/en7020643
Received: 11 November 2013; in revised form: 9 January 2014 / Accepted: 24 January 2014 / Published: 10 February 2014
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p. 385-401
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Energies 2014, 7(1), 385-401; doi:10.3390/en7010385
Received: 19 November 2013; in revised form: 18 December 2013 / Accepted: 9 January 2014 / Published: 20 January 2014
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p. 278-294
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Energies 2014, 7(1), 278-294; doi:10.3390/en7010278
Received: 5 November 2013; in revised form: 5 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 10 January 2014
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p. 210-237
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Energies 2014, 7(1), 210-237; doi:10.3390/en7010210
Received: 17 October 2013; in revised form: 31 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 January 2014 / Published: 8 January 2014
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p. 115-129
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Energies 2014, 7(1), 115-129; doi:10.3390/en7010115
Received: 22 October 2013; in revised form: 17 December 2013 / Accepted: 27 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014
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p. 130-149
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Energies 2014, 7(1), 130-149; doi:10.3390/en7010130
Received: 21 October 2013; in revised form: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 27 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014
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p. 6569-6585
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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6569-6585; doi:10.3390/en6126569
Received: 16 October 2013; in revised form: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 12 December 2013 / Published: 18 December 2013
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p. 6608-6635
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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6608-6635; doi:10.3390/en6126608
Received: 3 September 2013; in revised form: 13 November 2013 / Accepted: 9 December 2013 / Published: 18 December 2013
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p. 6423-6438
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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6423-6438; doi:10.3390/en6126423
Received: 20 August 2013; in revised form: 4 December 2013 / Accepted: 5 December 2013 / Published: 11 December 2013
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p. 6322-6334
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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6322-6334; doi:10.3390/en6126322
Received: 3 September 2013; in revised form: 13 November 2013 / Accepted: 25 November 2013 / Published: 3 December 2013
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p. 6293-6303
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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6293-6303; doi:10.3390/en6126293
Received: 26 September 2013; in revised form: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 25 November 2013 / Published: 2 December 2013
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p. 6045-6059
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Energies 2013, 6(11), 6045-6059; doi:10.3390/en6116045
Received: 16 September 2013; in revised form: 1 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 19 November 2013
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p. 5897-5920
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Energies 2013, 6(11), 5897-5920; doi:10.3390/en6115897
Received: 12 September 2013; in revised form: 25 October 2013 / Accepted: 5 November 2013 / Published: 12 November 2013
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p. 5552-5569
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Energies 2013, 6(10), 5552-5569; doi:10.3390/en6105552
Received: 26 August 2013; in revised form: 14 October 2013 / Accepted: 17 October 2013 / Published: 22 October 2013
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p. 4924-4944
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Energies 2013, 6(9), 4924-4944; doi:10.3390/en6094924
Received: 23 July 2013; in revised form: 12 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 September 2013 / Published: 23 September 2013
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p. 4841-4858
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Energies 2013, 6(9), 4841-4858; doi:10.3390/en6094841
Received: 15 July 2013; in revised form: 26 August 2013 / Accepted: 4 September 2013 / Published: 13 September 2013
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p. 4786-4798
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Energies 2013, 6(9), 4786-4798; doi:10.3390/en6094786
Received: 4 July 2013; in revised form: 28 August 2013 / Accepted: 3 September 2013 / Published: 10 September 2013
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p. 4721-4738
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Energies 2013, 6(9), 4721-4738; doi:10.3390/en6094721
Received: 11 July 2013; in revised form: 18 August 2013 / Accepted: 29 August 2013 / Published: 9 September 2013
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p. 4489-4507
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Energies 2013, 6(9), 4489-4507; doi:10.3390/en6094489
Received: 18 July 2013; in revised form: 18 August 2013 / Accepted: 23 August 2013 / Published: 29 August 2013
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p. 4246-4268
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Energies 2013, 6(8), 4246-4268; doi:10.3390/en6084246
Received: 5 June 2013; in revised form: 17 July 2013 / Accepted: 9 August 2013 / Published: 19 August 2013
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