Special Issue "Automation and Electrical Grids"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Thomas Strasser
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AIT Austrian Institute of Technology – Center for Energy, Vienna, Austria and Vienna University of Technology – Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, Vienna, Austria
Interests: power utility automation, modelling and (real-time) simulation of smart grid systems, ICT for smart grids, validation and testing of smart grid systems, hardware-in-the-loop experiments, industrial automation
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Prof. Dr. Peter Palensky
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Intelligent Electrical Power Grids, Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: cyber-physical energy systems; automation; distributed systems; modelling; smart Grids
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Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti
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E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Interests: power system dynamics, grid automation, real-time simulation, cloud applications for energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The domain of power and energy systems is undergoing a major change in terms of operation and planning. The advancement into a so-called smart energy system or a smart grid produces new challenges. With the introduction of distributed, renewable generation (solar, wind, small hydro power, etc.) and controllable loads (electric vehicles, energy storage systems, heat pumps, etc.), new and advanced automation, control, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) concepts and corresponding methods are required in order to cope with these new challenges. The aim of this Special Issue, therefore, is to tackle the ongoing digitalization-related changes and innovations in the domain of power and energy systems. We invite all papers with novel contributions to the field of automation and electrical grids relating to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Distribution automation and SCADA systems;
  • Demand-side and energy management systems;
  • Distributed automation concepts for cyber–physical energy systems;
  • Advanced information and communication systems;
  • Self-healing systems covering fault location, isolation, service restoration, etc.;
  • Application of smart grid-related automation standards (CIM, IEC 61850, OPC UA, etc.);
  • Self-organizing power systems;
  • Data acquisition and analytics in power systems;
  • Modeling, simulation, and validation concepts for cyber–physical energy systems.

Dr. Thomas Strasser
Prof. Dr. Peter Palensky
Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Digitalization
  • Cyber-physical energy systems
  • Power utility automation
  • Active distribution grids
  • Information and communication technology
  • Cloud applications

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Distribution System Renewable Hosting Capacity Maximization with Second-Use Electric Vehicle Storage Using Critical Capacity Retention Calculation Model
Electronics 2020, 9(4), 552; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9040552 - 26 Mar 2020
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The continuous increase of the penetration of distributed generation in the distribution network poses more severe challenges for its full accommodation. In this context, an energy storage system can be installed to enhance the ability to accommodate renewable energy because of its high [...] Read more.
The continuous increase of the penetration of distributed generation in the distribution network poses more severe challenges for its full accommodation. In this context, an energy storage system can be installed to enhance the ability to accommodate renewable energy because of its high flexibility. However, the investment cost of brand new energy storage equipment is so high that the widespread application of storage system in the distribution system has been limited. This article proposes a method, which aimed at optimizing energy storage dispatching in a distribution network, and takes the use of second-use electric vehicles (EV) batteries into account. A calculation model of power battery second-use capacity was established, the upper and lower bounds of the initial capacity of second-use energy storage system (SUESS) can be determined after the reorganization of the retired batteries, and then a multi-objective optimal dispatching model for the distribution system with SUESS can be established with reference to the capacity attenuation model and the daily mileage statistics model of the electric vehicle. The case study results show that configured SUESS in the distribution network can not only meet the needs of the distribution network to fully accommodate distributed generation, but also delay the upgrade of the distribution network. Full article
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Doubly-Fed Induction Generator Coordination Control Strategy Compatible with Feeder Automation
Electronics 2020, 9(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9010018 - 23 Dec 2019
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To solve the problem of incompatibility and mutual repulsion between a distribution network (DN) and distributed generation (DG), this paper first analyzes the conflicts between current feeder automation (FA) and doubly-fed induction generation (DFIG). Then, a DFIG coordination control strategy compatible with FA [...] Read more.
To solve the problem of incompatibility and mutual repulsion between a distribution network (DN) and distributed generation (DG), this paper first analyzes the conflicts between current feeder automation (FA) and doubly-fed induction generation (DFIG). Then, a DFIG coordination control strategy compatible with FA is proposed to cause the DFIG operating continuously during fault isolation and power supply recovery. The strategy consists of three aspects: (1) a DFIG islanding active synchronization control technology to support islanding and distant presynchronization control; (2) DFIG senses the status of circuit breakers/tie-switch through generic object oriented substation event (GOOSE) messages to achieve rapid switch of control modes and distant synchronization; (3) tie-switch senses the status of DFIG through GOOSE messages for closing. Finally, the effectiveness of the strategy is validated by multiple sound and detailed time-domain simulation cases. This study indicates future possible development trends and provides a simple and effective strategy for researches in the field of smart grid DN–DG compatibility. Full article
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