Special Issue "Power Grid Resilience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: power system operation and control; renewable energy; communication networks; data analytics; utility automation systems; energy harvesting
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The modern power grid is exposed to many threats and disturbances, including natural hazards, cascading failures, and cyber intrusions. Such events can lead to large-scale blackouts that can last for days, affecting not just the supply of power to the end-users, but also the operation of critical infrastructures such as water and wastewater systems, healthcare facilities, and telecommunication networks.
To be resilient against such events, the power grid has to be capable of withstanding a major disturbance and restoring service to as many end-users as possible, quickly and with minimal costs. Power grid resilience can be viewed from different time frames: before the onset of an event, during the course of the event, or in its aftermath.
This Special Issue of Energies, “Power Grid Resilience” is intended for disseminating new promising methods and techniques to model and analyze vulnerabilities in power and energy systems and to improve their security, reliability, and quality of service. Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions or survey papers for review for publication in this Special Issue. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Analyzing the vulnerability of power systems to natural hazards, cascading failures, and/or cyber-intrusions;
- Vulnerability assessment of power grid components such as overhead lines, transformers, and generators to natural disaster events;
- Trustworthiness analysis of a power system exposed to a cyberattack;
- Reinforcement of the power grid for resilience against external events;
- Dynamic dispatch of energy resources in a power grid during the course of a large-scale disturbance;
- Electric service restoration in the power distribution grid in the aftermath of a blackout;
- Social implications of large-scale blackouts.
Prof. Dr. Salman Mohagheghi
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Power grid resilience
- Cascading failures
- Natural hazards
- Cyber-intrusions in power and energy systems
- Power grid reinforcement
- Electric service restoration