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Special Issue "Optimization of Multicarrier Energy Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Prof. Dr. Massimo La Scala Website E-Mail
Electric Power Systems, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Phone: +39 080 596 3658
Interests: power system dynamics and control; transient stability; parallel computing; smart grids; industrial power system; energy hubs and multicarrier energy systems
Dr. Sergio Bruno Website E-Mail
Electric Power System; Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Phone: +39 080 596 3882
Interests: power systems analysis and control; power system dynamics; distribution management systems; smart grids; microgrids; predictive control; demand response
Smart grids are advanced electrical power grids where the vertical integration of existing portions of physical networks, sensors, meters, advanced communication systems, field device controllers, advanced analytics and computational resources has been completed and relevant energy efficiency objectives have been reached. However, the performance and efficiency of complex energy systems can be pushed to their limits only if horizontal integration among energy infrastructures is achieved.
A possible way to achieve horizontal integration can be found in the setting up of multicarrier energy systems (MES), physical or virtual nodes where energy, in any possible form, can be exchanged, transformed into other energy forms or stored, following supply/demand balancing needs, demand response policies, market requests or optimal control rules.
This Special Issue is dedicated to exploring methodologies and control architectures for the optimization of the design and operation of multicarrier energy systems (MES). Since the dimensions, attributes, or even name of a MES might vary according to its working domain, this Special Issue will welcome contributions regarding any form of horizontal integration of energy sources such as energy hubs, district energy, hybrid energy systems, microgrids, nanogrids, industrial power parks, building energy management system (BEMS), home energy management system (HEMS).
Research papers are welcome as well as experiences from the setting up of innovative laboratories, reports and experimental results from pilot systems, demonstration projects or actual field implementations.
Prof. Dr. Massimo La Scala
Dr. Sergio Bruno
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- optimal sizing and planning of multicarrier energy system (MES)
- optimal control and model predictive control
- metaheuristic methods and soft computing
- renewable sources optimization
- power-to-gas (P2G) and power-to-X (P2X) technologies
- energy storage systems
- energy hubs
- hybrid energy systems
- microgrids operation and control
- holistic approaches to sustainable energy
- demand response and demand side management in MES
- building energy management systems (BEMS)
- home energy management systems (HEMS)
- internet of Things (IoT) applications for MES