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Special Issue "Clean Energy Microgrids"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 January 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Shin'ya Obara

Applied Energy Course, Factory of Engineering, School of Earth, Energy and Environment Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
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Interests: microgrid; distributed energy system; compound energy system; operation planning; renewable energy; electric power system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The main reason for sharing this Special Issue is the need for an updated material which not only describes the latest technology in microgrids, but that also puts into perspective the technology with important aspects related to economics, environment and policies, including special microgrids and future trends in the area. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of the latest technology and future trends of microgrids around the world, including their interrelation with broader clean energy systems. This Special Issue will cover the latest technology of microgrids around the world, and the main challenges and future trends, putting into perspective the technology with the key aspects of economics and the environment related to the projects.

Shin’ya Obara is a professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Kitami Institute of the University, Hokkaido, Japan. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan in 1987, an M.S. in mechanical systems from Nagaoka University of Technology, in 1989 and a Ph.D. in mechanical science from Hokkaido University in 2000, while he working in companies and academic organizations. He worked as a researcher in the Department of Mechanical Science of Hokkaido University from 2000–2001. Dr. Shin’ya Obara joined Tomakomai National College of Technology in 2001 after an eight-year period in industry (as engineer and assistant manager for research in two different companies, namely Takasago Thermal Engineering Co., Ltd. and Aisin AW Co., Ltd. in Japan). He was associate professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tomakomai National College between 2001–2007. Moreover, he has been professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tomakomai National College in 2008 and professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Kitami Institute of Technology from 2008 to date. His research involves power and heat energy and operation optimization analyses of energy compound systems and energy efficiency, microgrid technology, and energy network systems with renewable energy sources. Dr. Obara is author and co-author of over 130 papers in national and international journals. His research field is the optimal planning of compound energy systems and smart grids.

Prof. Shin'ya Obara
Guest Editor

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  • Microgrid design
  • microgrid operation
  • economic efficiency of microgrids
  • microgrid planning
  • power stable technology of microgrids

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