Special Issue "Distribution Power Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Prof. Dr. José L. Bernal-Agustín
Electrical Engineering. Department, University of Zaragoza. Calle María de Luna, 3. 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
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Interests: evolutionary computation applications to engineering; renewable energy; distribution power system; energy management; electric markets
Distribution Power Systems involve all the equipment and devices that carry electrical energy from the transmission system to consumers, including low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV). Therefore, their function is relevant, as it is necessary to offer high reliability at a reasonable cost. If a power system’s reliability is low, consumers will suffer repeated power cuts; an excessively high cost will result in high electricity cost for consumers. Another aspect to consider is distributed generation, which is usually connected to Distribution Power Systems. If the distributed generation has a renewable origin, it is necessary to take into account its possible variability, so the technical and operational aspects have to be studied properly. In addition, the economic regime of distributed generation based on renewable sources presents great differences between different countries, depending on the different policies applied in each one of them. “Net metering” is applied in many countries to encourage the installation of renewable distributed generation (mainly photovoltaic), and different schemes of net metering (or “net billing”) are used in different countries. Other topics of interest related to the previous ones are smart grids and demand side management.
Taking into account all the above, this Special Issue is dedicated to topics related to Distribution Power Systems, including both technical and economic topics.
Prof. Dr. José L. Bernal-Agustín
Dr. Rodolfo Dufo-López
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- Reliability and cost of Distribution Power Systems.
- Distributed generation
- Energy policies
- Net metering
- Smart Grids
- Demand side management