Special Issue "Power Converters, Electric Drives and Energy Storage Systems for Electrified Transportation and Smart Grid"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020).
Interests: automotive electronics; embedded HPC (high-performance computing); enabling technologies IoT (Internet of Things)
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Interests: modelling, simulations, control and testing of DER components (including BESS) in power distribution systems (micro-grids, smart grids); integration of DGs and renewable energy sources including PV, EV, and BESS; energy efficiency in smart buildings
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We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies entitled “Power Converters, Electric Drives, and Energy Storage Systems for Electrified Transportation and Smart Grids”.
Research activities in the field of energy storage technologies, management, and systems, and in the field of advanced electromobility, are essential for the success of electric transportation and to foster the use of renewable energy sources. Indeed, renewable energy sources are intermittent in nature and are not directly matched with users’ requirements. Energy storage systems are the key technology to solve these issues and to increase the adoption of renewable sources in smart grids. However, major challenges have still to be solved such as the design of high-performance and cost-effective energy storage systems; power electronics for the monitoring and management of battery cells and packs (BMS); the on-line estimation of state-of-charge/state-of-health of batteries and super/ultra-capacitors; the estimation of aging effects; the design and optimization of fast chargers, including also wireless power transfer; and integration within the smart grid of the charging infrastructure for e-transportation. For both chargers and BMS, cybersecurity, digitization, and interconnectivity with the infrastructure, partly thanks to the advent of 5G, are important issues.
Power converters and electric drives also need optimization in terms of increased efficiency and the implementation of predictive diagnostic and predictive maintenance features. Advanced control techniques for power electronic converters and motors, which also exploit machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and deep neural networks (DNN), are emerging trends. Applications are for both full electric and hybrid vehicles. Beside the hardware parts, the role of software is also increasing and new design and verification methods have to be investigated to achieve high functional safety and security levels for accelerating clean energy innovation.
The main objective of this Special Issue is, hence, to provide timely solutions for the design and management of energy storage systems, of renewable energy sources, and of relevant power electronic converter systems and innovative electric drives.
The integration of all these systems within the smart grid for e-transportation and smart/green cities is also of interest for the Special Issue. With reference to this “internet of energy” scenario, the application of IoT (Internet of things) technologies to E-transportation and smart grids is also of interest, including opportunities and challenges due to cybersecurity and 5G.
The particular topics of interest of this SI include but are not limited to the following:
- New emerging technologies for power converters, electric drives, and energy storage;
- Ageing mechanisms of power converters, electric drives, and energy storage devices;
- Electronic control units for energy storage system monitoring and management;
- Online estimation of state-of-charge and state-of-health;
- Power electronic converters for renewable energy sources;
- Fast chargers and smart chargers for electric-vehicles, including wireless power transfer;
- Integration of charging infrastructures in the smart grid for E-transportation;
- Predictive diagnostic for renewables and energy storage systems;
- Methods for design and verification of HW and SW for energy storage and renewables;
- Embedded systems, machine learning, AI, DNN for energy storage, conversion, and management;
- Integration of IoT and digitalization into E-transportation;
- Cybersecurity and 5G connectivity challenges and opportunities for energy.
Prof. Dr. Sergio Saponara
Prof. Dr. Lucian Mihet Popa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Emerging energy storage technologies;
- Ageing of energy storage and power converters;
- Fast chargers and wireless power transfer;
- Monitoring and management of energy storage systems and BMS;
- Embedded systems, machine learning, DNN for energy storage, conversion, and management;
- Power electronic converters;
- Renewable energy sources;
- Predictive diagnostic and maintenance;
- E-transportation chargers, including wireless power transfer, and smart-grids;
- Internet-of-energy and cybersecurity and 5G connectivity challenges and opportunities.