Special Issue "Emerging Challenges in Hosting Capacity Enhancement due to High Penetration of Renewable Energy Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Dr. Ahmed Zobaa
Nowadays, there is an unprecedented deployment of large-scale integration of renewable energy sources (RES) in electrical power systems in response to technical, economic, and environmental developments, as well as political and social initiatives. If not properly assessed, excessive RES penetration may lead to various operational problems such as overvoltage, thermal overloading, power-quality problems, and system-protection problems. These problems occur when the system exceeds its hosting capacity (HC) limit. HC research is a key enabler for affordable, reliable, and renewable energy sources, so it is possible to transition away from traditional high-carbon energy sources. Therefore, it is imperative that novel solutions be sought to enable networks to cope with future developments to realize resilient distribution networks that can host the massive RES penetration while ensuring a safe and reliable electrical operation. Uncertainty in the assessment of HC calculations may arise due to many factors such as unknown RES locations and ratings, the intermittent nature of the RES output powers, and the alteration of loads. Accordingly, the HC should be calculated in a probabilistic manner, whereby account accuracy and uncertainty levels are considered. Using an HC approach to drive network requirements could steer DG toward areas of the network where it could have the greatest positive impact on network reliability and win-win benefits with RES owners. Finally, smarter RES integration into future electrical systems can be met if utilities have a clear forecast of their potential network HC. In this Special Issue, we are calling for original contributions that cover emerging challenges in HC studies due to large-scale integration of renewable energy sources. This includes problem descriptions, the application of new optimization methodologies in HC enhancement, uncertainty/sensitivity calculations, case studies, applications, and enhancement technologies.
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Dr. Ahmed F. Zobaa
Dr. Shady H.E. Abdel Aleem
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- hosting capacity
- renewable energy integration
- power quality
- smart grids
- probabilistic hosting capacity
- decision making
- distributed generation
- electricity markets