Special Issue "Distributed Renewable Generation 2018"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: power system operations and planning; hydrothermal scheduling and wind/price forecasting; power system economics and electricity markets; risk analysis, uncertainty, and stochastic programming; renewable energies and demand-side management
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“Distributed Renewable Generation 2018” is a continuation of the previous and successful Special Issue, “Distributed Renewable Generation”.
We are inviting submissions to the Energies Special Issue on “Distributed Renewable Generation 2018”.
This is the second special issue to focus on the distributed generation of electric energy industry. Prospects for a decentralized and renewable-based power generation, eventually displacing conventional power plants, reducing the balancing role of the transmission grid, and shifting intelligence to the distribution grid through the creation of local and regional energy systems, become increasingly likely in the near future. The widespread use of distributed generation, renewable technologies, and energy storage at the residential level is a major paradigm shift for the electric energy industry, which has traditionally relied on large centralized power generation, allowing the share of locally- and domestically-produced electricity to increase.
On the one hand, depending on its location and size, it can be beneficial in reducing power losses and increasing the overall efficiency of the power system, enabling the evolution towards a sustainable and smart grid. Distributed renewable generation is also an excellent way to power microgrids, increasing grid resilience through the local ability to deal with an emergency by operating off-grid. On the other hand, new difficulties arise related to stability, voltage control, and power quality issues, among others, which have to be addressed with novel research studies and innovative solutions.
Indeed, integrating massive distributed renewable generation into the grid poses many challenges to the electric energy sector. The uncertainty and variability of solar photovoltaic and wind energy resources add significant complexity to maintaining the security and reliability of the system, so adequate control, operations, and planning methodologies and tools are required, as well as demand-side management capabilities. More sophisticated balancing and forecasting tools should also be developed to accommodate renewables’ intermittency.
The potential benefits, impacts, and drawbacks must be properly ascertained using realistic case studies, advanced simulation studies, and/or comprehensive experimental tests, as well as cost–benefit and SWOT analyses. Hence, this Special Issue aims to address this important area of research related to “Distributed Renewable Generation”.Prof. João P. S. Catalão
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Distributed generation
- Renewable technologies
- Energy storage
- Control, operations, and planning
- Demand-side management
- Forecasting tools