Special Issue "Efficient Energy Grids for Smart Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: thermal engineering; energy efficiency; environmental sustainability
Interests: Phase Change Materials; Acoustics; Power Generation; Mechanical Engineering; Waste Energy Recovery
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a paper for a Special Issue of Energies on the topic of “Efficient Energy Grids for Smart Cities”.
Urban energy networks are more and more connected and integrated. They play a key role in achieving energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in cities. Efficient district heating and district cooling networks, sustainable natural gas grids, and integrated energy networks largely contribute to the goal of carbon neutrality and energy saving in urban areas.
The efficiency of the energy networks concerns different aspects, including the recovery of waste heat and cold in urban areas, the adoption of optimal control strategies, and the integration of different energy grids (thermal, electrical, gas). This is a key issue and involves two further aspects: combined heat and power generation, and optimal coupling between networks and users.
Other specific related topics addressed by this Special Issue include:
- Integration of renewables in urban energy networks (conversion and management of heat or electricity from renewable sources through integrated smart grids);
- Planning and modelling of urban energy grids (networks modeling, design, and management through innovative calculation tools);
- Waste energy recovery in urban areas and from energy networks (including power generation in NG pressure reduction stations and cold recuperation from LNG regasification).
This Special Issue aims to collect works that look at these issues and at this strategy. Papers submitted for the Special Issue may be research papers (theoretical and experimental), reviews, or analyses of case studies.
Prof. Dr. Corrado Schenone
Prof. Dr. Davide Borelli
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Smart energy grids
- District heating
- District cooling
- Urban natural gas networks
- Integrated energy grids
- Urban networks modeling and design
- Waste energy recovery
- Renewables and energy networks
- Combined heat and power generation