Special Issue "Optimal Control and Nonlinear Dynamics in Electrical Power Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2021.
Interests: smart grids; solar energy; computational optimal control; nonlinear control; fault diagnosis; fault-tolerant control; autonomous control systems; state estimation; control of power systems; control of energy storage
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The electrical power system is going through a revolution. Advances in telecommunications, computer hardware and software, measurement and metering systems, power electronics, along with the increasing integration of intermittent renewable energy sources and the drive for energy efficiency, have resulted in an evolution of the traditional power systems towards a smarter grid, which is characterised in part by a bi-directional flow of power and information. This evolution has created new opportunities for optimising the control and performance of the power grid, as well as new challenges associated with the complexity its dynamic behaviour.
Power systems are characterized by nonlinear dynamics, as many of its components exhibit nonlinear behaviour, and the resulting interconnected system thus presents a rich set nonlinear phenomena, including for instance, nonlinear oscillations, instabilities, bifurcations, and chaos. The behaviour of electrical power systems is becoming increasingly complex because of a greater level of interconnection, higher power system loading, and the deployment of high-speed power electronic devices, among other factors. Fortunately, many powerful and rigorous techniques have been proposed to control and analyse the behaviour of complex nonlinear systems.
Optimal control is the process of finding trajectories of key variables for a dynamic system over a period of time, so that the performance of the system is optimal in some given sense. The index which is used to quantify the performance of the system might include, for example, a measure of the control effort, a measure of energy consumption, or any other quantity of importance to the operation of the system. Optimal control can be applied off-line when planning the operation of the system, but it can also be used on-line by means of model predictive control strategies.
Energies is pleased to invite prospective authors to submit original research submissions covering innovations associated with the use of optimal control and nonlinear dynamics in electrical power systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Nonlinear dynamics, bifurcations, and chaos in electrical power systems;
- Lyapunov stability analysis of power systems, including the design of stable nonlinear controllers;
- Nonlinear optimal control approaches for microgrids, energy storage, and the integration of renewable energy systems into the power grid;
- Nonlinear control approaches in power systems, including for instance, backstepping, sliding mode control, adaptive control, nonlinear predictive control, fault tolerant control, and feedback linearization;
- Nonlinear state estimation for power grids and smart grids;
- Game theoretic approaches for the smart grid.
Prof. Victor Becerra
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- optimal control
- nonlinear dynamics
- stability analysis
- nonlinear control methods
- nonlinear state estimation
- power systems
- smart grids
- energy storage
- intermittent renewable energy