Special Issue "Advanced Operation and Control of Smart Microgrids"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Interests: power and energy (smart grid, microgrid, renewable energy, power electronics, energy internet, etc.); control systems (optimal control, cooperative control, networked control, cyber-physical systems, etc.); computational intelligence (neural networks, swarm intelligence, etc.).
Interests: shipboard power system; electric power system; distributed energy resources; microgrid; renewable energy
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Interests: intelligent control; networked control for power systems; resilient control for power systems; machine learning-based optimal control; cross-layer control and communication co-design; cyber-physical systems and wireless passive sensor network.
Microgrid is defined as a cluster of distributed generators (DGs) and loads serviced by a distribution network that can operate in both grid-connected and autonomous modes. Major benefits of microgrids include increased reliability, increased usage of renewable energy, and timely response to growing consumer demand. Microgrids will play an important role in smart grids and the study of smart microgrids is vital for their successful deployment. Due to renewable integration, an increasing number of power converters are used to interface the DGs with the distribution network. The reduced inertia of the inverter-based microgrids together with the uncertainty of the renewable generation make effective control of microgrids very challenging. To achieve good static and dynamic control performance, the control solutions for microgrids need to be very fast and accurate, which is beyond the capability of traditional control solutions for large-scale power systems. Designing advanced control solutions for microgrids requires integrating multidisciplinary expertise, including modeling, optimization, controls, and power electronics. This Special Issue seeks original contributions from all related fields that can promote the research on microgrid operation and control. The research effort will not only endorse this research on microgrids, but also benefit studies on renewable energy, smart grids, and Energy Internet.
Dr. Wenxin Liu
Dr. Il-Yop Chung
Dr. Hao Xu
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- smart grid
- renewable energy
- intelligent control
- distributed control
- adaptive control
- stochastic optimization
- computational intelligence