Special Issue "Smart Grid"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017)
Dr. Shuhui Li
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, SERC 3029B, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
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Interests: smart grid and smart microgrid; renewable energy systems; power electronics, electric machines and drives, power systems; artificial intelligence and neural networks; modeling, analysis, and simulation of dynamic systems; massively parallel processing applications; software engineering; measurements and instrumentations
The electric power grid of today is experiencing a significant change because of the rapid development of renewable energy technologies. Smart electricity grid is the key to enhance the penetration of renewable energy into electric power systems. However, due to the intermittent and distributed nature of renewable energy sources, multidisciplinary characteristics of renewable energy systems, and extensive applications of advanced technologies in a smart grid, design and management of a smart and renewable energy system is a great challenge to both power and computing industry. Furthermore, it is anticipated that future energy systems will increasingly be “two-way streets”, allowing every energy user to be not only a customer, but an energy provider as well. This, in essence, will represent a shift toward an “Internet for energy”, transforming the energy industry in a way similar to the Internet transforming the computer industry from the mainframe computer paradigm to today’s distributed and parallel computing environment. This transition inevitably demands significant research for many rapidly rising issues while the operation, stability, and reliability of the existing power grid not be affected.
This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in smart electric power grid that can accommodate more renewable energy into electric utility systems. From sustainable source (including wind, solar, wave, etc.) perspective, the Special Issue is interested in sustainable energy generation characteristics, prediction of sustainable energy production, control of sustainable energy in supporting grid frequency and voltage, impact of sustainable energy generation to net load variability, issues in determining capacity credit relevant to sustainable energy generation, etc. From the grid perspective, the Special Issue is interested but not limited to the following issues relevant to increased renewable energy penetration: 1) To what extent are dispatchable generation reserves required and under what circumstances? 2) Will system reliability be compromised with increased sustainable energy penetration? 3) What are the system operating cost impacts of renewable’s variability? 4) How do impacts vary with renewable penetration? 5) How will sustainable energy generation affect system operating strategies? 6) How does the level of renewable penetration affect the placement of PMUs (phasor measurement units) for effective monitoring and evaluation of electric power system operation? Energy storage, Demand response, micorgrids, etc.
Dr. Shuhui Li
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- Solar photovoltaics
- wind power
- wave energy
- power generation control
- prediction and forecast
- energy storage
- power system control
- automatic generation control
- grid reliability and stability
- power system planning and operation
- economic dispatch
- grid operators
- voltage regulation
- demand response
- grid monitoring and measurement