Special Issue "Smart Grid and the Future Electrical Network"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)

Special Issue Editor

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

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 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, and the enabling technology. The two big changes that enable this are:
  1. Willingness to rely on a communication system, i.e. acceptance that the Communication System and Electrical Power System are becoming intertwined.
  2. Willingness to implement smart algorithms and let them perform control directly.
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
This issue addresses the area of Smart Grid and the Future Electrical Network under the following topics:
  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
Guest Editor

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p. 6586-6607
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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6586-6607; doi:10.3390/en6126586
Received: 3 October 2013; in revised form: 11 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 December 2013 / Published: 18 December 2013
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p. 6439-6454
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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6439-6454; doi:10.3390/en6126439
Received: 3 November 2013; in revised form: 8 December 2013 / Accepted: 9 December 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013
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p. 6137-6152
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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6137-6152; doi:10.3390/en6126137
Received: 21 September 2013; in revised form: 17 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 November 2013 / Published: 25 November 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(4), 2262-2290; doi:10.3390/en6042262
Received: 14 January 2013; in revised form: 18 March 2013 / Accepted: 19 March 2013 / Published: 22 April 2013
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p. 1700-1717
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Energies 2013, 6(3), 1700-1717; doi:10.3390/en6031700
Received: 11 October 2012; in revised form: 24 January 2013 / Accepted: 27 February 2013 / Published: 12 March 2013
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p. 1421-1438
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Energies 2013, 6(3), 1421-1438; doi:10.3390/en6031421
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 21 February 2013 / Published: 5 March 2013
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p. 988-1008
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Energies 2013, 6(2), 988-1008; doi:10.3390/en6020988
Received: 23 November 2012; in revised form: 5 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 January 2013 / Published: 13 February 2013
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p. 900-920
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Energies 2013, 6(2), 900-920; doi:10.3390/en6020900
Received: 29 September 2012; in revised form: 19 December 2012 / Accepted: 21 January 2013 / Published: 8 February 2013
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p. 539-556
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 539-556; doi:10.3390/en6010539
Received: 2 October 2012; in revised form: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 10 January 2013 / Published: 21 January 2013
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p. 425-443
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 425-443; doi:10.3390/en6010425
Received: 20 November 2012; in revised form: 21 December 2012 / Accepted: 8 January 2013 / Published: 17 January 2013
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p. 251-281
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 251-281; doi:10.3390/en6010251
Received: 29 September 2012; in revised form: 5 December 2012 / Accepted: 18 December 2012 / Published: 9 January 2013
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p. 1-26
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 1-26; doi:10.3390/en6010001
Received: 11 October 2012; in revised form: 24 November 2012 / Accepted: 14 December 2012 / Published: 24 December 2012
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p. 27-44
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 27-44; doi:10.3390/en6010027
Received: 19 October 2012; in revised form: 29 November 2012 / Accepted: 14 December 2012 / Published: 24 December 2012
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p. 5453-5466
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Energies 2012, 5(12), 5453-5466; doi:10.3390/en5125453
Received: 8 October 2012; in revised form: 13 December 2012 / Accepted: 14 December 2012 / Published: 19 December 2012
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p. 5215-5228
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Energies 2012, 5(12), 5215-5228; doi:10.3390/en5125215
Received: 9 October 2012; in revised form: 26 November 2012 / Accepted: 6 December 2012 / Published: 12 December 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(12), 5002-5018; doi:10.3390/en5125002
Received: 11 October 2012; in revised form: 10 November 2012 / Accepted: 13 November 2012 / Published: 26 November 2012
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p. 4824-4843
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Energies 2012, 5(11), 4824-4843; doi:10.3390/en5114824
Received: 9 October 2012; in revised form: 1 November 2012 / Accepted: 14 November 2012 / Published: 20 November 2012
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p. 4665-4682
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Energies 2012, 5(11), 4665-4682; doi:10.3390/en5114665
Received: 6 September 2012; in revised form: 25 October 2012 / Accepted: 6 November 2012 / Published: 16 November 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(11), 4569-4589; doi:10.3390/en5114569
Received: 19 October 2012; in revised form: 7 November 2012 / Accepted: 7 November 2012 / Published: 14 November 2012
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p. 4481-4496
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Energies 2012, 5(11), 4481-4496; doi:10.3390/en5114481
Received: 6 September 2012; in revised form: 29 October 2012 / Accepted: 7 November 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(10), 4091-4109; doi:10.3390/en5104091
Received: 5 September 2012; in revised form: 9 October 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 19 October 2012
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p. 3908-3927
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Energies 2012, 5(10), 3908-3927; doi:10.3390/en5103908
Received: 25 June 2012; in revised form: 3 September 2012 / Accepted: 27 September 2012 / Published: 16 October 2012
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p. 3768-3787
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Energies 2012, 5(10), 3768-3787; doi:10.3390/en5103768
Received: 4 July 2012; in revised form: 21 August 2012 / Accepted: 19 September 2012 / Published: 27 September 2012
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p. 3640-3654
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Energies 2012, 5(9), 3640-3654; doi:10.3390/en5093640
Received: 30 July 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 13 September 2012 / Published: 18 September 2012
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p. 3248-3265
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Energies 2012, 5(9), 3248-3265; doi:10.3390/en5093248
Received: 9 July 2012; in revised form: 13 August 2012 / Accepted: 20 August 2012 / Published: 30 August 2012
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p. 2578-2593
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Energies 2012, 5(7), 2578-2593; doi:10.3390/en5072578
Received: 3 May 2012; in revised form: 11 July 2012 / Accepted: 12 July 2012 / Published: 18 July 2012
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