Special Issue "Design and Optimization of Sustainable Energy Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sara Lumbreras
Guest Editor
Institute for Research in Technology (IIT), ICAI School of Engineering, Comillas Pontifical University, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Interests: power systems; transmission expansion planning; offshore wind farm design; stochastic programming
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit your original research or overview papers to this Special Issue on the “Design and Optimization of Sustainable Energy Systems” in Energies.

The decarbonization of the energy system is a deep transformation that implies the design—and redesign—of its most fundamental structures. From region-wide generation expansion planning to the short-term operation of battery storage, a myriad perspective emerges with its own interrelated challenges. These issues call for the application of decision-making tools to take advantage of the technological possibilities in the most efficient manner. This Special Issue is dedicated to the application of advanced optimization methods to the design and operation of sustainable energy systems, focusing on innovative methods applied to the integration of renewables and the management of flexibility. The approaches can be based on mathematical optimization or on heuristic techniques, but, in any case, the selection of the technique must be justified and its performance shown with rigor. Results that can be clearly interpreted in terms of simple best-design policies will be highly valued.

The design problems of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Generation Expansion Planning
  • Transmission Expansion Planning
  • Distribution Expansion Planning
  • Rural Electrification
  • Hydrothermal coordination
  • Unit-Commitment
  • Electric Vehicle management
  • Battery-storage management

Prof. Dr. Sara Lumbreras
Guest Editor

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 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.


  • Renewable generation
  • Optimization
  • Design

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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