Special Issue "Energy Systems in an Interconnected World"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: smart energy systems
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Interests: Arjen van der Meer is a researcher in the field of electrical power engineering. Main research topics include intelligent and integrated energy systems, assessing, exploring, and deploying the capabilities of smart grids by means of co-simulation.
The energy transition interconnects, among others, energy systems that have been specialised in a certain domain for decades and were developed, built, and maintained in a strictly separated fashion. This has led to a predominantly technically optimised operation of power systems, gas networks, and district heating. The energy transition also concerns, however, energy consuming sectors. Therefore, sector coupling is needed, which refers to the idea of interconnecting the energy consuming sectors, i.e., transport, industry, and buildings (heating and cooling) with the power sector based on renewable electricity.
The currently ongoing digitisation and sustainable innovations of energy systems are much more rapid developments; can these go hand in hand and create synergies for our society? This all needs an inclusive, holistic approach for prototyping new concepts, reliable what-if analysis, and for exploring synergies between different energy carriers, infrastructures and their components. Standardised integration of domain-specific assessment tools (simulators, test setups), their overarching data structures, and semantics are hence eminent. Moreover, as future sustainable energy systems are complex sociotechnical systems with a social network of many players that “together” develop, operate, and maintain the technical systems and infrastructures, institutional questions should also be answered, e.g., who is in charge of managing the power flow, and what the rules for charging electric vehicles are.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles addressing recent advances on complex technical, economical, and social aspects revolving around the energy transition, multi-energy systems, and the sector coupling. Original, high-quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought.
Prof. Dr. Zofia Lukszo
Dr. Arjen van der Meer
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- Energy transition
- Sector coupling
- Interconnceted energy systems
- Green hydrogen
- Modelling of integrated energy systems
- Simulation and tool development for complex energy systems
- Holistic approaches for energy systems
- Cross-domain interactions in energy systems
- Co-creative energy systems
- Living Labs
- Prototyping and roll-out of integrated energy systems
- Energy affordability and poverty.