Power Converters and Energy Storage Systems for the Integration of Renewable Energy Sources

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 278

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Department of Information Engineering (DINFO), University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: applications of neural networks for fault diagnosis in electrical power systems; symbolic analysis and simulation of analog circuits; power quality analysis in modern smart grids

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Department of Information Engineering (DINFO), University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: circuit theory; neural networks; fault diagnosis of electronic circuits and symbolic analysis of analog circuits
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent decarbonization processes, launched by several countries, to reduce the effects of environmental pollution and climate change are significantly increasing the amount of renewable energy fed into the electricity grids. Therefore, the widespread diffusion of renewable sources has become a challenging and stimulating topic for many different fields of engineering. One of the main characteristics of this "green revolution" is the high variability of production and the possible location of power plants at various levels in the transmission and distribution systems. This requires the introduction of new power devices, electronic circuits, and energy management techniques to maintain the reliability and stability of the electrical service. Therefore, the modeling of the interfaces between renewable generators and electrical networks or loads plays a fundamental role for the development of modern smart cities, as well as the control of power converters and the management energy storage systems. Since the transition from concentrated to distributed generation involves the use of increasingly complex electronic devices, the question of their reliability is also crucial. From this point of view, the use of artificial intelligence techniques can enable the prevention of failures and avoid the interruption of the energy injection.

Given the relevance of these topics, the Special Issue aims to collect the most recent progress in the field of integration of renewable energy sources in electricity transmission and distribution systems. Therefore, topics in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Modeling of electronic devices for renewable energy sources;
  • Modeling, simulation, and management of energy storage systems;
  • Inverter and converter technology;
  • Control techniques for power converters and power electronic devices;
  • Distributed generation;
  • Fault diagnosis for network interface circuits;
  • AI-based reliability in electrical networks;
  • Smart grids.

Dr. Marco Bindi
Dr. Antonio Luchetta
Guest Editors

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  • renewable energy sources
  • power converters
  • energy storage systems
  • distributed generation
  • control of electronic devices

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