Special Issue "Resilience-Oriented Smart Grid Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Muhammad Fahad Zia
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Institut de Recherche Dupuy de Lôme (UMR CNRS 6027 IRDL), University of Brest, Brest, France
Interests: smart grids; microgrids; energy management; renewable energy; transactive energy
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Benbouzid
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Institut de Recherche Dupuy de Lôme (UMR CNRS 6027 IRDL), University of Brest, 29238 Brest, France
Interests: tidal and wave power; wind power; microgrids; energy management; fault detection and diagnosis; fault-tolerant control
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Dr. Elhoussin Elbouchikhi
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LabISEN, ISEN Yncréa Ouest, Brest, France
Interests: condition monitoring; fault-tolerant control; signal processing and statistics for power systems monitoring; power electronics; microgrids; energy management systems; marine renewable energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes, as well as cyber-attacks, cause severe damage to electric power system infrastructure, due to which unpredicted electricity blackouts happen for longer durations that may span several weeks. Such extreme events can be managed by designing resilient smart grid systems. Resilience is an integral part of electric power systems to provide continuous and reliable electric power supply to end users for achieving sustainable economic operation of the smart grid system. With the evolution and deployment of smart sensors along with advanced information and communication infrastructure, resilience can be effectively achieved in smart grid systems. These recent innovative developments have led to extensive research efforts to meet the demands for the development of resilience-efficient smart grid systems.

In this context, this Special Issue aims to be an open platform to share knowledge about progress and challenges in resilience-oriented smart grid systems against natural and cyber disasters. It particularly seeks original contributions regarding ideas, recent developments, or mature studies addressing both theoretical and experimental aspects.

Dr. Muhammad Fahad Zia
Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid
Dr. Elhoussin Elbouchikhi
Prof. S. M. Muyeen
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Natural disasters
  • Cyber-attacks classification and detection
  • Natural disasters and component failure prediction
  • Resilience quantification metrics
  • Rapid service restoration
  • Smart grid self-healing
  • Smart metering and smart sensors
  • Smart electric transportation in smart grid resilience
  • Networked microgrids and smart grid resilience
  • Demand response
  • Signal processing techniques for smart grid monitoring
  • 5G communication and Internet of Things applications in monitoring and management of smart grids under extreme events

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Optimal Sizing and Cost Minimization of Solar Photovoltaic Power System Considering Economical Perspectives and Net Metering Schemes
Electronics 2021, 10(21), 2713; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10212713 - 07 Nov 2021
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In this paper, economic feasibility of installing small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) system is studied at the residential and commercial buildings from an end-user perspective. Based on given scenarios, the best sizing methodology of solar PV system installation has been proposed focusing primarily on [...] Read more.
In this paper, economic feasibility of installing small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) system is studied at the residential and commercial buildings from an end-user perspective. Based on given scenarios, the best sizing methodology of solar PV system installation has been proposed focusing primarily on the minimum payback period under given (rooftop) area for solar PV installation by the customer. The strategy is demonstrated with the help of a case study using real-time monthly load profile data of residential as well as commercial load/customers and current market price for solar PVs and inverters. In addition, sensitivity analysis has also been carried out to examine the effectiveness of net metering scheme for fairly high participation from end users. Since Saudi Arabia’s Electricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) has recently approved and published the net metering scheme for small-scale solar PV systems allowing end users to generate and export energy surplus to the utility grid, the proposed scheme has become vital and its practical significance is justified with figures and graphs obtained through computer simulations. Full article
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Overview of Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Smart Grid Condition Monitoring
Electronics 2021, 10(21), 2725; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10212725 - 08 Nov 2021
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Nowadays, the main grid is facing several challenges related to the integration of renewable energy resources, deployment of grid-level energy storage devices, deployment of new usages such as the electric vehicle, massive usage of power electronic devices at different electric grid stages and [...] Read more.
Nowadays, the main grid is facing several challenges related to the integration of renewable energy resources, deployment of grid-level energy storage devices, deployment of new usages such as the electric vehicle, massive usage of power electronic devices at different electric grid stages and the inter-connection with microgrids and prosumers. To deal with these challenges, the concept of a smart, fault-tolerant, and self-healing power grid has emerged in the last few decades to move towards a more resilient and efficient global electrical network. The smart grid concept implies a bi-directional flow of power and information between all key energy players and requires smart information technologies, smart sensors, and low-latency communication devices. Moreover, with the increasing constraints, the power grid is subjected to several disturbances, which can evolve to a fault and, in some rare circumstances, to catastrophic failure. These disturbances include wiring issues, grounding, switching transients, load variations, and harmonics generation. These aspects justify the need for real-time condition monitoring of the power grid and its subsystems and the implementation of predictive maintenance tools. Hence, researchers in industry and academia are developing and implementing power systems monitoring approaches allowing pervasive and effective communication, fault diagnosis, disturbance classification and root cause identification. Specifically, a focus is placed on power quality monitoring using advanced signal processing and machine learning approaches for disturbances characterization. Even though this review paper is not exhaustive, it can be considered as a valuable guide for researchers and engineers who are interested in signal processing approaches and machine learning techniques for power system monitoring and grid-disturbance classification purposes. Full article
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