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Special Issue "Power System and Sustainability"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Gaetano Zizzo

Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models – University of Palermo, Italy
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Guest Editor
Prof. Salvatore Favuzza

Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models – University of Palermo, Italy
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Interests: power system design; smart grids; smart cities; photovoltaics; electric energy storage systems; ICT for smart grids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Decarbonization, energy efficiency improvements, and grid integration of distributed generation and storage systems are topical issues for power system research in the new century.

Power systems are required to become more and more smart, green, and sustainable, managed by intelligent devices, allowing also the participation of end-users in the energy share.

New regulations and support policies are driving the development of new strategies and devices for making this epochal transformation real.

In this context, we encourage all researchers from relevant domains to submit papers to this Special Issue on “Power Systems and Sustainability”. Contributions on the following themes, but not limited to them, are welcomed:

  • Insular Power Systems: Design, operations, planning, economics, efficiency improvement;
  • Rural Power Systems: Design, operations, planning, economics, efficiency improvement;
  • Life Cycle Assessment of new high efficiency devices and components for power grids;
  • Impact of BAC and TBM systems on near zero energy buildings
  • Impact of battery storage systems on the generation and distribution efficiency of a microgrid
  • ICT for smart grids
  • Demand Side Management and Demand Response
  • Multi carrier hubs
  • Environmental impact of modern power systems
  • Energy storage for mitigating the variability of renewable electricity sources
  • Electricity from renewable sources
  • Electrical wastes treatment
  • Support policies for battery storage systems

Dr. Gaetano Zizzo
Prof. Salvatore Favuzza
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

Insular Power Systems, Rural Power Systems, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Renewable Energy, Electric Energy Storage Systems, ICT for Smart Grids, Waste treatment, Support Policies, NZEB, BAC and TBM systems, LCA

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Open AccessArticle A Stochastic Optimization Model for Carbon Mitigation Path under Demand Uncertainty of the Power Sector in Shenzhen, China
Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 1942; doi:10.3390/su9111942
Received: 20 September 2017 / Revised: 14 October 2017 / Accepted: 19 October 2017 / Published: 26 October 2017
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Abstract
In order to solve problems caused by climate change, countries around the world should work together to reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions, especially CO2 emissions. Power demand takes up the largest proportion of final energy demand in China, so the key to
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In order to solve problems caused by climate change, countries around the world should work together to reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions, especially CO2 emissions. Power demand takes up the largest proportion of final energy demand in China, so the key to achieve its goal of energy-saving and emission reduction is to reduce the carbon emissions in the power sector. Taking Shenzhen as an example, this paper proposed a stochastic optimization model incorporating power demand uncertainty to plan the carbon mitigation path of power sector between 2015 and 2030. The results show that, in order to achieve the optimal path in Shenzhen’s power sector, the carbon mitigation technologies of existing coal and gas-fired power plants will be 100% implemented. Two-thirds and remaining one-third of coal-fired power plant capacities are going to be decommissioned in 2023 and 2028, respectively. Gas-fired power, distributed photovoltaic power, waste-to-energy power and CCHP (Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power) are going to expand their capacities gradually. Full article
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