Special Issue "Analysis for Power Quality Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Dr. Juan-José González de la Rosa
Research Group PAIDI-TIC-168: Computational Instrumentation and Industrial Electronics. Department of Automation Engineering, Electronics, Architecture and Computer Networks, University of Cádiz, Spain
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Interests: Power quality; smart instruments; electronic instrumentation; higher-order statistics; non-destructive testing
The Guest Editor is inviting submissions for this Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Analysis for Power Quality Monitoring".
Power Quality (PQ) analysis is evolving continuously mainly due to the incessant growth and development of the smart grid, and the incipient Industry 4.0 which demands quick and accurate tracking of supply dynamics. At first instance, we found structural issues, with numerous distributed energy resources and loads, whose highly fluctuating demands alter the ideal power delivery conditions. Then we had to consider the huge amount of data (big data), generated by the measurement equipment deployed during the monitoring campaigns. Data are usually difficult to interpret and manage for different reasons, for example, complex structures and communication protocols that hinder accessibility to storage units, and the limited options of monitoring equipment, based on regulations that do not reflect the current operation.
A bad PQ can have serious consequences from an economic, human or technological point of view. Indeed, more and more works demand customer-oriented PQ assessment and measurement equipment; an issue that leads inexorably to the concept of temporal and spatial scalability. Differences in load sensitivity demand certain contractual conditions, introducing thresholds that allow claiming against eventual contractual breaches. Certainly, domestic easy-to-handle instruments should incorporate elements of indication and visualization that do not require too much technical knowledge. Also, companies demand ad hoc PQ assessment. Industry research benchmarking reports would allow performance comparison of PQ metrics; hence, quantifying losses and the proposal of compensation strategies are key factors. The benefits on human safety and equipment life are also obvious.
All in all, this Special Issue aims to gather research papers and reviews dealing with the latest advances in PQ analysis, comprising ad hoc signal processing techniques, artificial intelligence and soft computing, big data analytics and cloud computing for the smart grid, development of new PQ indices, monitoring with newly PQ graphical representations, and their practical implementation in measurement equipment. As a novelty, this issue also pays special attention to the human, technological and financial consequences of a bad PQ, welcoming economic and techno–economic works focussing on losses and the financial effects of PQ mitigation plans. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
- Power quality and reliability,
- Statistical signal processing applied to PQ,
- Intelligent methods for PQ analysis,
- PQ indices and thresholds,
- Customized PQ for utilities, customers and specific areas,
- Big data in the smart grid: compression and temporal scalability,
- Modelling and forecasting of PQ time-series,
- PQ monitoring systems: architectures and communications,
- New tendencies in smart instruments for PQ,
- Sensors networks for PQ monitoring,
- Graphical visualization of PQ,
- PQ losses assessment and mitigation,
- Economic impact of bad PQ losses,
- PQ maintenance strategies in networks,
- Industry research benchmark reports on PQ metrics,
- Prospective introduction of new PQ monitoring norms and standards.
Prof. Dr. Juan-José González de la Rosa
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- power quality (PQ) and reliability monitoring systems
- statistical signal processing
- intelligent methods for PQ analysis
- PQ indices and thresholds
- customized PQ for utilities and customers
- big data in the smart grid: temporal and space compression and scalability
- graphical PQ
- PQ mitigation
- PQ losses assessment
- economic impact of bad PQ losses
- PQ maintenance strategies in networks
- new tendencies in smart instruments for PQ
- PQ norms