Special Issue "Microgrids"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2015).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: microgrids; minigrids; islanded energy systems; distributed generation; renewable energy; hierarchical control; distributed control; maritime microgrids; onboard grids
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During the last decade, microgrids has been developed as a tool to conceive different kinds of energy generation, storage and consumption locally. A microgrid is an autonomous entity that can operate connected to the main utility grid or disconnected in islanded mode. These small scale grids can also be connected, forming energy clusters. This Special Issue of Energies will explore the latest developments in technology to enable the widespread diffusion of microgrids throughout the globe. While papers concerning control of microgrids systems are welcomed, we would particularly welcome those that offer insights about microgrid architectures and sites. The issue will include, but not be limited, to:
- Decentralized, distributed and centralized controllers for microgrids
- Power quality for grid-connected and islanded microgrids
- Communication systems oriented to microgrids
- Energy management systems for microgrids
- Demonstration and pilot projects
We welcome papers on primary, blue-skies research, as well as cutting-edge exemplars from industrial practice that can be used to encourage sustainable development and performance of energy microgrids worldwide.
Prof. Dr. Josep M. Guerrero
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- DC and AC microgrids
- islanded and grid-connected microgrids
- combined-heat-and-power systems
- energy management systems
- small wind turbines
- distributed energy storage