Special Issue "Control and Communication in Distributed Generation Systems"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 January 2018).
Interests: control of power electronics converters; distributed control systems; networked control systems; distributed generation systems; power quality
We are inviting submissions to the Energies Special Issue on “Control and Communication in Distributed Generation Systems”.
Modern distributed generation systems offer flexible operation, high efficiency and high power quality. A key element in achieving this superior performance is the control system. In this application, the control system receives information about the system status in real-time through local measures and by the communication service, makes decisions to reach the control objectives (for instance, maximum power extraction, output voltage and frequency regulation, reactive power compensation, etc.), and finally send commands to the actuators, usually power electronic converters. This Special Issue of Energies aims at addressing the challenges in control design and implementation, energy management strategies, communication architectures and protocols, and topologies for power electronics-based distributed generation systems. Original submissions focusing on practical issues related to this particular case of networked control systems, including circuit topologies, design techniques and methodologies, and practical implementation aspects are welcome. The issue will include, but is not be limited to:
- Local control schemes and algorithms for distributed generation systems
- Centralized and decentralized energy management strategies
- Communication architectures, protocols and properties of practical applications
- Topologies of distributed generation systems improving flexibility, efficiency and power quality
- Practical issues in control design and implementation of distributed generation systems
Dr. Miguel Castilla
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Distributed generation
- Control design and implementation
- Communication systems
- Power electronics
- Networked control systems