Special Issue "Efficient Utilization of Energy toward Realization of Smart City"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: Smart City; Applications of Computational Intelligent Techniques to Practical Problems; Power Engineering; Power Conversion; Microgrids Optimization; Energy Saving; Energy Management; Soft Computing; Renewable Energy Technologies
Recently, global warming has become one of the main issues globally. One of the causes of global warming is the increase of greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, the efficient utilization of energy is necessary for the reduction of emissions, and smart city demonstration (SC) projects have been conducted all over the world in order to reduce the total energy used and the amount of CO2 emissions. Using various technologies, including renewable energies such as solar and wind power generation, storage batteries, and recent information technologies, SC can realize sustainable and low carbon emission cities. All countries attending the UN climate change conference 2015 (COP21) proposed the goal to reduce the amount of CO2 in 2015. The importance of SC is increasing all over the world as a reduction of the amount of CO2 emissions was again recognized at the COP21.
In order to realize smart cities, research has to be conducted in various sectors, and this will be the focus of this Special Issue. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
- Smart energy management in factories, buildings, and houses,
- Energy efficiency in drinking water and wastewater treatment plants,
- Energy efficiency in trains and automobiles, and networks of these,
- Energy efficiency in electric power systems,
- Energy efficiency in whole cities.
Prof. Dr. Yoshikazu Fukuyama
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- Energy Management
- Energy Efficiency
- Energy Cost
- Energy Reduction
- Energy Loss Reduction