Special Issue "Artificial Intelligence for Smart Energy Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Environment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Goreti Marreiros
Guest Editor
GECAD, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal
Interests: artificial intelligence; affective computing; Industry 4.0; ambient assisted living
Prof. Dr. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen
Guest Editor
Center for Energy Informatics, Maersk Mc-Kinney Institute, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense, Denmark
Interests: energy informatics; digital energy transformation; energy 4.0; smart energy systems; industrial energy symbiosis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, with the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the advent of Artificial Intelligence, technology has become immerse in all major industry sectors, and the power and energy sector is no exception.

Power and energy systems have been undertaking major changes which require different approaches and methods for their planning and operation. On one hand, distributed resources, from distributed generation to distributed mobile and stationary storage and demand flexibility, are making the traditional centralized management approaches to give place to more decentralized approaches. On the other hand, consumers and prosumers are being put in the center of the sector policy and market-driven approaches are currently the rule driving the sector dynamics and activities.

The ongoing changes bring enormous opportunities and challenges to traditional and to new players requiring huge changes in planning and operation methods. With more and innovative players entering in the sector, artificial intelligence-based approaches can be the key to deal with the new challenges and to ensure the systems and the respective players sustainability, both in economic and environmental terms.

Distributed decision-making, players’ modeling, as well as different artificial intelligence-based forecasting and optimization approaches are some of the techniques that are already being successfully used, even if only in a emergent and timid way.

This Special Issue aims at making known the most relevant advances on the development of smart energy systems that are grounded in Artificial Intelligence techniques such as machine learning, multiagent systems, and semantics. The ultimate goal is to identify the most promising approaches for each of the current and future challenges in the power and energy sector as well as to provide readers with a set of concrete applications of Artificial Intelligence that have the potential to be the basis for more intelligent, inclusive, and sustainable energy industry and use.

Prof. Dr. Goreti Marreiros
Prof. Dr. Zita Vale
Prof. Dr. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • collaborative learning
  • consumers profiling
  • deep learning
  • demand response
  • distributed energy resources
  • electricity markets
  • energy efficiency
  • energy internet
  • explainable AI
  • human and AI cooperation
  • intelligent systems
  • load and generation forecasting
  • machine learning
  • multiagent systems
  • ontologies
  • optimization
  • personalization
  • power and energy systems
  • semantics
  • smart grids
  • sustainability
  • transactive energy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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