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Special Issue "Monitoring and Control of Active Electrical Distribution Grids and Urban Energy Grids "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Many of the changes in the electrical power system are occurring on the distribution level and in the urban setting. The network infrastructure is changing due to microgrid integration, including DC grids and scenarios in which parts of the distribution system are managed like microgrids; sector coupling of e.g. electricity and gas; new load behavior, e.g. e-vehicle recharging stations and buildings; and renewable energy sources and storage. Business level changes accompany the power infrastructure changes, among them the new roles of distribution system operators, aggregators, third party service providers, and local energy exchange systems.
These active distribution grids require management and control solutions to handle the complexity and to adapt to dynamically changing operating conditions, including extreme conditions such as reconfiguration and black start.
Technical and business activities rely on the access to measurements and other data, and the visibility of the network and device status. This implies that measurements, in different forms and from a variety of sources, sensors and instruments, must be pervasive, able to track fast dynamics, able to provide new relevant parameters, and accompanied by elaboration, interpretation and merging functionalities. New concepts of the monitoring of the electrical distribution grid and of the systems it interfaces must be developed.
Monitoring and control functions must be supported in a suitable automation system.
The technologies for data collection, communication, storage, access and handling are expected to create an open and secure environment. The applications should be easy to develop, and should support interoperability across sectors, companies, institutions and users, with particular attention to standards. In particular, technologies and applications in the energy sector should constitute one face of the smart city environment, thus yielding benefits on a broader scale to the urban setting.
This Special Issue will present the concepts, technologies, methods, and applications that promise to propel the active electrical distribution systems in the urban environment to the next level. Contributions that present the results of full-scale field demonstrations or scalable testing methods are particularly relevant.
Thank you very much!
Prof. Ferdinanda Ponci
Manuscript Submission Information
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- distribution grids
- energy management
- data platforms
- sector coupling
- smart city
- local energy systems
- integration of renewables
- urban systems