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Special Issue "Selected Papers from the International Conference on Renewable Energies and Smart Technologies (REST-22)"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2023 | Viewed by 382

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jakub Jurasz
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Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Plac Grunwaldzki 13, 50-377 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: renewable energy; complementarity; water-food- energy nexus; solar and wind hybrid systems
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Dr. Pietro E. Campana
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School of Business Society and Engineering , Division of Sustainable Energy Systems, Mälardalen University, 722 20 Västerås, Sweden
Interests: water-food-energy nexus; water production; solar radiation assessment; artificial intelligence; renewable energy
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Dr. Muyang Liu
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School of Electrical Engineering, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, China
Interests: MATLAB simulation; electrical engineering; power electronics; power analysis; control theory; renewable technologies; power converters
Dr. Donald Selmanaj
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Department of Automation, Politecnic University of Tirana, 1001 Tirana, Albania
Interests: self-organizing maps; classification prediction; internal engines; automation control; automotive; mechatronics
Dr. Adhurim Haxhimusa
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Department Alpine Region Development, Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF), University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, 7000 Chur, Switzerland
Interests: energy economics; energy markets; energy and climate policy; regulatory and competition economics; integration of renewable energies; energy market integration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals call for a shift to clean energy and technologies. In parallel, fostering innovations over the last decade has shifted energy production from centralized to distributed sources and energy distribution to a broader, complex infrastructure. Long-term energy scenarios have become an invaluable tool to facilitate international debate and guide national policymaking to accelerate the sustainable energy transition over the coming decades. Therefore, the International Conference on Renewable Energies and Smart Technologies (REST) is dedicated to advancing and disseminating knowledge on methods, policies, and technologies to increase development sustainability. Here, it is crucial to de-couple growth from using natural resources and implement a transition to a knowledge-based economy considering the economic, environmental, and social pillars of sustainable development.

The conference aims to bring researchers, engineers, and key stakeholders interested in cutting-edge findings in REST to share and discuss advances and developments in these fields. Therefore, it aims to assist business executives, researchers, scientists, companies, communities, and agencies to keep up to date on new developments and join forces in finding alternative energy solutions to current environmental and climate issues. The 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies and Smart Technologies (REST) will be held on 28–29th July 2022 in Tirana, Albania.

Following the venue, in collaboration with  Energies (MDPI), up to 30 high-quality papers from the conference will be invited to submit follow-up articles extending the presented research in this dedicated Special Issue. This opportunity is also advertised on the conference website: https://ic-rest.org

Dr. Jakub Jurasz
Dr. Pietro E. Campana
Dr. Muyang Liu
Dr. Donald Selmanaj
Dr. Adhurim Haxhimusa
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 semimonthly 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 2200 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.


  • Conventional and innovative inertia-based renewable energy sources (RESs), i.e., hydropower, tidal, geothermal, biomass, biogas
  • Inverter-based RESs, i.e., wind and solar
  • Integration of distributed energy resources
  • Hybrid renewable generation solutions
  • Complementarity between RESs
  • Control and management of RESs
  • Impact of RESs on power system dynamics
  • Energy transition and climate neutrality
  • Life cycle and environmental impact assessment of RESs
  • Network digitalization and smart metering infrastructures
  • Distribution grid observability, automation, and supply quality
  • Protection schemes, islanding, and microgrids operation
  • Data management, forecasting, and optimization for energy systems
  • Decentralized and distributed control solutions for energy systems
  • Flexibility services and demand response programs
  • Frequency regulation and control under high penetration of RESs
  • Security of supply and generation adequacy in renewable-based systems
  • Ensuring grid stability with FACTS and HVDC solutions
  • Black start capability and emergency power reserves
  • Multiterminal HVDC grid
  • Internet of Things in smart grids
  • Grid modeling and simulations
  • Market design for active users—implementation and regulation
  • Integrating RESs into existing and new electricity markets
  • Flexibility markets—regulations and standards
  • Decision making under uncertainty in electricity markets
  • Energy efficiency requirements in new or renovated buildings
  • Sector coupling- P2X
  • Electric mobility solutions and charging infrastructure
  • Energy management—prosumers, energy communities, and aggregators
  • Energy storage and applications
  • Integrated approaches and solutions for energy efficiency

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