Special Issue "Application of Power Electronics Technology in Energy System"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 534

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jizhong Zhu
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School of Electric Power Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
Interests: power system; renewable energy; smart grid
Prof. Dr. Lei Xi
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Guest Editor
College of Electrical Engineering & New Energy, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002, China
Interests: load frequency control; artificial intelligence techniques; automatic generation control
Dr. Yun Liu
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School of Electric Power Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
Interests: distributed control and optimization; cyber security; smart grid; integrated energy system
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Dr. Weiye Zheng
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School of Electric Power Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
Interests: energy management in smart grid

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many countries are currently facing increasingly severe challenges, such as resource depletion, environmental pollution, and climate change. Responding to these challenges, increasing the proportion of renewable energy utilization, and practicing low-carbon development have become the focus of global attention and the consensus of countries in the world for sustainable development. Power electronics technology has achieved considerable progress after several decades of the dynamic evolution of power semiconductor devices, converters, pulse width modulation (PWM) techniques, electrical machines, motor drives, advanced control, and simulation techniques. Among all renewables, wind and photovoltaic energy are particularly important and dependent on power electronics. The integration of a high proportion of renewable energy, however, will face a series of technical challenges, and the application of power electrics technology can solve certain parts of these problems. However, critical issues have not yet been handled, such as the comprehensive analysis, design, and reliability evaluation methods of high-capacity power electronic devices. In addition, existing designs often rely on high-cost excess margins in exchange for operational security and reliability.

This Special Issue aims to foster novel, safe, and economic approaches to the application of electronics technology in energy systems. We need to not only solve the problems concerning power electronics technology itself, but also actively cooperate to solve other interdisciplinary problems in energy systems. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advanced power semiconductors
  • Distributed generation, fuel cells, and renewable energy systems
  • Electric drivers and application
  • Electric vehicle technologies
  • Electrical machines, power electronics, and industry applications
  • Electrical materials and processes
  • Electronic materials
  • Electronics, information, and control systems
  • Inverter and converter technology
  • Power electronics and power drives
  • Power generation and sustainable environment
  • Renewable energy, including wind, solar, and wave, etc.
  • Power electronics in automotive, traction, and aerospace
  • Wide band gap semiconductor devices
  • Medical and rehabilitation power electronics
  • Environmental protection and alternative energy
  • Control techniques for power converters
  • Railway systems and transportation
  • Analysis of a power-electronics-based power system
  • Control techniques of power electronic devices
  • Ac, dc, and hybrid microgrids

Prof. Dr. Jizhong Zhu
Prof. Dr. Lei Xi
Dr. Yun Liu
Dr. Weiye Zheng
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • power electronics
  • inverter and converter
  • renewable energy
  • energy system
  • power system
  • electric vehicle
  • microgrid
  • advanced power semiconductors
  • electronic materials

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Comparison of Efficiency-Based Optimal Load Distribution for Modular SSTs with Biologically Inspired Optimization Algorithms
Electronics 2022, 11(13), 1988; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11131988 - 24 Jun 2022
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The battle of currents between AC and DC reignited as a result of the development in the field of power electronics. The efficiency of DC distribution systems is highly dependent on the efficiency of distribution converter, which calls for optimized schemes for the [...] Read more.
The battle of currents between AC and DC reignited as a result of the development in the field of power electronics. The efficiency of DC distribution systems is highly dependent on the efficiency of distribution converter, which calls for optimized schemes for the efficiency enhancement of distribution converters. Modular solid-state transformers (SSTs) play a vital role in DC distribution networks and renewable energy systems (RES). This paper deals with efficiency-based load distribution for solid-state transformers (SSTs) in DC distribution networks. The aim is to achieve a set of minimum inputs that are consistent with the output while considering the constraints and efficiency. As the main feature of modularity is associated with a three-stage structure of SSTs, this modular structure is optimized using ant lion optimizer (ALO) and validated by applying it to the EIA (Energy Information Agency) DC distribution network which contains SSTs. In the DC distribution grid, modular SSTs provide the promising conversion of DC power from medium voltage to lower DC range (400 V). The proposed algorithm is simulated in MATLAB and also compared with two other metaheuristic algorithms. The obtained results prove that the proposed method can significantly reduce the input requirements for producing the same output while satisfying the specified constraints. Full article
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