Special Issue "Microgrids and Fault-Tolerant Control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: control theory; control applications in power systems; microgrid control; constrained control
We are currently running a Special Issue on “Microgrids and Fault-Tolerant Control” for the SCIE-indexed open access journal Energies (ISSN 1996-1073, IF: 2.707).
Microgrids are defined as a cluster of loads, distributed energy resources, and storage devices, which are receiving worldwide attention owing to the increasing rate of consumption of nuclear and fossil fuels and the community demand for reducing pollutant emission in electricity generation fields.
The control functional requirements of a microgrid are: 1) regulation of voltage and frequency within limits, 2) active and reactive power balance and proper communication among resources, 3) seamless transition between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation, 4) economic dispatch of the resources, and 5) power flow control among microgrid components. Although many schemes and approaches have been proposed for each of the mentioned functions, possible faults and failures in any of the components of microgrids can severely affect the performance, applicability, optimality, and robustness of the proposed schemes, such that they are no longer suitable or even feasible/admissible. This means that the control schemes must be adapted appropriately to treat faults and failures in the components of microgrids.
This Special Issue aims at presenting the latest developments, trends, research solutions, and applications of fault-tolerant control to engineering problems in implementation and utilization of microgrids. We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate continuing efforts to improve the current state-of-the-art in the aforementioned fields.
Dr. Mehdi Hosseinzadeh
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Fault-tolerant power management
- Fault-tolerant control of generation units (wind system, solar system, battery banks, etc.)
- Analysis and detection of faults/failures in the components of microgrids
- Optimality in the presence of faults/failures in the components of microgrids
- Tolerance towards communication faults/failures in microgrids
- Constrained control of microgrids in the presence of faults/failures
- Fault detection and isolation in microgrids
- Fault-tolerant voltage control
- Fault-tolerant frequency control
- Islanding fault detection.