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Special Issue "Active Regional Energy Systems and Microgrids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: power system operation and planning; microgrids and active energy networks; energy markets and analytics; operations research and its applications to energy systems
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The shift towards an active energy grid (AEG) dominated by prosumers will inevitably affect the way that energy is locally produced, distributed, and consumed. In this transition, regional energy systems and microgrids can play a major role by hosting the needed drivers, such as the increasing uptake of new and emerging technologies for decentralized energy systems, the boosting digitalization and associated business models, as well as future societal trends. These active energy networks can also provide optimized solutions for better integration of distributed energy sources and higher system flexibility through involving different energy carriers as well as utilizing local energy storage options and responsive loads. Technological service systems, as inseparable parts of AEGs, could also support/facilitate dynamic business processes and provide suitable business models for serving different market participants, such as individual consumers and prosumers, system operators, facility managers, energy suppliers, service providers, and aggregators.
This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent technical advances and dynamic areas of research and development in all AEG aspects, including design, operation, control, and optimization. Both theoretical derivations or practical development of active regional energy systems and microgrids are welcomed. Reviews and surveys of the state-of-the-art in AEGs are also welcomed.
Topics of interest to this Special Issue include but are not limited to:
• Planning and operation of active energy networks and microgrids
• Control and protection of AEGs
• Energy hubs and multicarrier energy systems
• Integrated energy systems and microgrids clusters
• Regional energy system regulatory frameworks, markets, and ancillary services
• Risk modeling and management in AEGs
• Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
• Energy conversion, storage, and management
• Modelling and optimization of AEGs
• Distributed generation resources
• Transactive energy
• Energy forecasting
• Energy resource management
• Renewable technology assessment and management
• Flexible demand and energy storages
• Cyberphysical systems, information and communication infrastructure, and data analytics
• Real-world practical applications of regional energy system and microgrids.
Dr. Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam
Prof. Dr. João P. S. Catalão
Manuscript Submission Information
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