Special Issue "Communication Networks in Power Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Salman Mohagheghi
Guest Editor
Electrical Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines, 1610 Illinois St. Golden, CO 80401, USA
Interests: power system operation, control and stability; renewable energy; communication networks in the power system; data analytics; utility automation systems; energy harvesting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The modern power grid is becoming more dependent on components and modules that interact with one another through sharing information. Every minute, multitude of measurement data, command signals, alarms, and status updates are being exchanged between various intelligent electronic devices that monitor, control and protect the grid, thanks to the communication network that serves as the backbone of this system. This Special Issue of Energies, “Communication Networks in Power Systems,” is intended for disseminating new promising methods and techniques to model and analyze this network and to ensure its security, reliability, and quality of service.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions or survey papers for review for publication in this Special Issue. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling and analysis of various cyber-attacks on power systems
  • Cyber-security solutions for power system communications
  • Dynamic modeling of communication networks at power distribution and transmission systems
  • Assessment of the interdependency between the power grid and the communication network
  • Hardware-in-the-loop testing and validation of smart grid communication networks
  • Applications of wireless sensor networks and machine-to-machine communications in power systems
  • Latest advances in communication protocols for power systems

Prof. Dr. Salman Mohagheghi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Power system communications
  • Smart grid communications
  • Cyber-security
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Machine-to-machine communications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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