Special Issue "Design and Validation of Smart Energy System Concepts and Methods"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Grids and Microgrids".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Thomas Strasser
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Electric Energy Systems, Center for Energy, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Giefinggasse 2, A-1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: power utility automation; modelling and (real-time) simulation of smart grid systems; ICT for smart grids; validation and testing of smart grid systems; hardware-in-the-loop experiments
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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rohjans
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Fachbereich Bauwesen Geoinformation Gesundheitstechnologie, Jade Hochschule, Ofener Straße 16/19, Hauptgebäude Raum I29, 26121 Oldenburg, Germany
Interests: ICT and automation for smart grids; modeling and co-simulation of smart grid systems; real-time simulation
Prof. Dr. Graeme Burt
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Institute for Energy & Environment, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Interests: distributed energy and smart grid protection and control; compact power systems for microgrid, aerospace and marine applications; experimental validation; systems testing and power-hardware-in-the-loop; DC distribution; hybrid power systems
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Special Issue Information

Energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies are key contributors to curtailing the emission of greenhouse gases that continue to cause global warming. The efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions also strongly affect electrical power systems. Renewable sources, storage systems and flexible loads provide new system controls, but power system operators and utilities have to deal with their fluctuating nature, limited storage capabilities and typically higher infrastructure complexity, with a growing number of heterogeneous components. In addition to the technological change of new components, the liberalization of energy markets and new regulatory rules brings contextual change that necessitates the restructuring of the design and operation of future energy systems. Sophisticated component design methods, intelligent information and communication architectures, automation and control concepts, new and advanced markets, as well as proper standards, are necessary, in order to manage the higher complexity of such intelligent power systems that form the smart grid.

Due to the considerably higher complexity of such cyber-physical energy systems, constituting the power system, automation, protection, information and communication technology (ICT), and system services, it is expected that the design and validation of smart grid configurations will play a major role in future technology and system developments. However, an integrated approach for the design and evaluation of smart grid configurations incorporating these diverse constituent parts remains evasive. Validation approaches available today focus mainly on component-oriented methods. In order to guarantee a sustainable, afforable and secure supply of electricity through the transition to a future smart grid with considerably higher complexity and innovation, new design, validation and testing methods appropriate for cyber-physical systems are required. Papers that present results related to the design and validation of smart grid systems are particularly welcome for this Special Issue.

Dr. Thomas Strasser
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rohjans
Prof. Dr. Graeme Burt
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.

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Keywords

  • design, development and implementation methods for smart grid technologies
  • modeling and simulation of smart grid systems
  • co-simulation based assessment methods
  • validation techniques for innovative smart grid solutions
  • real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop experiments

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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