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Special Issue "Modeling, Optimization, and Control in Smart Grids"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A1: Smart Grids and Microgrids".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 October 2023 | Viewed by 138

Special Issue Editors

Smart Cities Research Center (Ci2-IPT), Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, 2300-313 Tomar, Portugal
Interests: control theory; intelligent control systems; renewable energies; smart grids/cities; mobile robotics; aerial robotics; electrical vehicles / intelligent vehicles
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Smart Cities Research Center (Ci2-IPT), Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, 2300-313 Tomar, Portugal
Interests: power systems; electrical installations; power markets; distributed energy resources; microgrids; smart grids
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, there has been a significant deployment of smart grids and a consequent rise in renewable power generation, resulting in a complex ecosystem with new entering actors. Therefore, the increased use of renewable energy and the emergence of distributed generation and storage systems necessitate new decision, optimization and control schemes for the management of energy resources, mainly due to the variability and intermittency of the renewable sources. Thus, modeling, optimization and control strategies need to be developed to manage the variability and randomness of the resources while ensuring the stability of the grid connected to renewable energy resources (RERs). In addition, advances in key technologies such as energy storage, communication, control, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, smart electric vehicles, security and privacy issues have paved the way to new research directions and problem solving in the operation of smart grids.

This Special Issue aims to present and disseminate the most recent advances related to the theory, design, modeling, application, optimization, communication, control, and also planning and management of smart grids.

Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling of control strategies for a robust smart grid;
  • Smart grids, optimization, and artificial intelligence;
  • Communication and control based on machine learning methodologies;
  • Algorithms for modeling, optimization, and control;
  • Wide area for monitoring, control, and protection;
  • Advanced modeling approaches;
  • Integration of renewable generation, distribution, and energy storage;
  • Microgrids, distributed energy supply, and electricity markets;
  • Energy management systems, demand response, efficiency, and challenges;
  • Integration of electrical vehicles in smart grids;
  • Smart grid protection/security;
  • Distributed communications and sensing/metering in a smart grid.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Paulo Coelho
Prof. Dr. Mario Gomes
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • smart grid
  • modeling
  • optimization
  • control systems
  • renewable energy
  • power systems
  • microgrids
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • intelligent control
  • energy-efficient
  • security
  • demand response
  • smart systems

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