Special Issue "Applications of IoT for Microgrids"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Shama Islam Website E-Mail
School of Engineering, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia
Interests: energy management; demand response; peer-to-peer energy trading; smart grid communication; energy storage systems; data analytics for smart grid; IoT for smart energy systems
Guest Editor
Dr. Apel Mahmud Website E-Mail
School of Engineering, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia
Interests: Power system dynamics, resiliency of power grids, power system modeling, power system stability and control, power system fault analysis for bushfire mitigation, microgrids (AC, DC, and hybrid AC/DC), grid integration of renewable energy sources (small- and large-scale), transactive energy management and optimization for microgrids, smart metering and smart grid data analytics, energy storage systems (small- and large-scale), nonlinear control theory and applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The integration of small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESSs) has created the opportunity to operate energy systems in a different way. These solar PV and BESSs can be grouped together to supply power in a small area in the form of microgrids, where multiple microgrids can be connected together. The advancement of information and communication technologies has enabled ubiquitous communication among different devices, along with the integration of advanced computing and decision0making features. Incorporating IoT applications in a microgrid allows useful insights into energy consumption and generation patterns, new opportunities for energy trading, as well as innovative strategies for power sharing. This Special Issue focuses on different IoT applications for microgrids and will stress, among others, on the following main topics:

  • IoT for local energy trading in microgrids
  • Energy management in microgrids
  • Modeling of local energy markets in microgrids
  • Power sharing strategies for both individual and multiple microgrids
  • Information and communication infrastructure for IoT enabled local energy trading
  • Open energy-sharing platforms
  • Cyber security for IoT-enabled local energy trading
  • Applications of IoT for power conversions in microgrids

The Special Issue solicits original theoretical and practical contributions, including review papers, on any relevant area of IoT applications for microgrid. We would like to cordially invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. 

Dr. Shama Islam
Dr. Apel Mahmud
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • IoT for microgrids
  • Local energy trading
  • Peer-to-peer energy trading
  • Game theoretic approach for energy trading
  • Energy sharing
  • Transactive energy market
  • Open energy-sharing platform
  • Energy hub
  • Communication infrastructure for energy trading
  • Energy management

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle
A New Pricing Scheme for Intra-Microgrid and Inter-Microgrid Local Energy Trading
Electronics 2019, 8(8), 898; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8080898 - 14 Aug 2019
Abstract
In this paper, an optimum pricing scheme has been designed to maximize the profits earned by sellers in microgrids through intra-microgrid and inter-microgrid local energy trading. The pricing function is optimized for different priority groups of participants within the microgrid and it is [...] Read more.
In this paper, an optimum pricing scheme has been designed to maximize the profits earned by sellers in microgrids through intra-microgrid and inter-microgrid local energy trading. The pricing function is optimized for different priority groups of participants within the microgrid and it is represented as a linear function of the energy sold/purchased during energy trading. A non-linear optimization problem has been formulated to optimize the amount of energy sold, as well as the coefficients of pricing function with an objective to maximize the profit for the sellers at a certain time instant. The numerical simulation results demonstrate that the proposed approach can reduce energy mismatch at the participants compared to the case when different priority groups are not considered. The findings also illustrate that the optimum pricing function can achieve higher profit for the sellers when compared with existing pricing schemes. Full article
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