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Special Issue "Power System for Offshore Renewable Energy"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Cecilia Boström

Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 534, 751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
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Interests: wave power; offshore power system; power converters; grid integration of renewable energy sources; desalination
Guest Editor
Dr. Karin Thomas

Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, P.O. box 534, 751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue on “Power Systems for Offshore Renewable Energy”. To ensure social welfare in the future, a central issue will be to secure long-term sustainable solutions for electricity generation. One promising source is energy from the oceans; in this case ocean waves and tides. However, despite the enormous potential in the source, researchers and engineers are still struggling to find cost effective technical solutions. One central aspect for the progress in the field is the importance of conducting research and development of technology from a holistic standpoint. The development should focus on finding sustainable solutions with a high utility factor. This Special Issue will focus on the research and progress within power systems and grid connection issues in the offshore renewable area, including (but not limited to) articles or review papers on connection of marine renewable energy technologies to local grids, small facilities or specific functions (e.g., desalination plants for freshwater production); analyzing system stability, power fluctuations and intermittency; presenting control systems or circuit designs to enhance the power quality and meet system requirements, discuss load variations, etc., through a holistic system approach, describing why the proposed system would benefit society (economically, socially and ecologically), as well as how it could be implemented, or which steps of future research (e.g., offshore experiments) that would be necessary to validate the presented study and increase the pace towards viable grid connected wave- and tidal energy systems.

Dr. Cecilia Boström
Dr. Karin Thomas
Guest Editors

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 monthly 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 1600 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.


  • Grid integration 
  • Power converters 
  • Power system layout 
  • Electric generation from offshore renewables 
  • Wave power systems 
  • Tidal, marine current, energy systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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