Special Issue "Non-Cooperative Game Theory and Energy Management Systems"

A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Mousa Marzband

SMIEEE, MIET Assistant Professor, Department of Maths, Physics and Electrical Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Environment E406, Ellison Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United kingdom
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Interests: Investment problems; Renewable energy integration; game-theoretic equilibrium models; Operations research; Planning and control of distribution networks; Integration of distributed low-carbon technologies including wind, photovoltaics, electric vehicles and energy storage; Active network management (smart grids and microgrids) Artificial intelligence and heuristic optimization techniques applied to power systems; Uncertainty theory; Power system economics; Electricity markets; Demand side management and demand response; Multi-vector energy systems operation and planning; Power System Studies, Analysis, and Modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The future power systems, known as smart grids, will host a variety of new technologies, such as distributed generation resources, energy storage devices, electric vehicles (EV), and demand response resources for low-voltage distribution systems. A sophisticated fleet of sensors, measurement tools, communication channels, and real-time data streaming apparatus are expected to be deployed in future distribution networks. The industry and research community have been working on addressing the challenges presented by adopting such complex systems in recent years. Such challenges include the real-time optimal operation of distributed generation, energy storage devices, and demand response resources at the distribution level in uncertain operation conditions, community distribution networks, local energy trading, and supporting upstream grids. To take advantage of the new possibilities and overcome the potential issues in the new era, the development of modern operational tools and algorithms are required for active distribution networks.

In this Special Issue, we are seeking the cutting-edge research related to the advancement of active distribution networks by employing modern computational intelligence and soft computing techniques based on the game theory approach. We invite researchers from academia as well as industry to submit their high-quality work and research findings in this relatively new area with a focus on the application of soft computing methods, game theory techniques, energy management systems, and optimization algorithms.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demand response, V2G, and G2V scheduling and operation
  • Real-time management and operation of demand response resources, stationary storage devices, and EVs in an uncertain condition
  • Transactive energy market for active distribution networks in uncertain conditions
  • Active distribution system planning considering renewable generation, storage devices, EVs, and demand response resources
  • Development of demand response programs, and evaluation of their impact on the active distribution grid operation
  • Distribution system reliability analysis considering the inherent uncertainties of the system in the future
  • Smart condition monitoring for power system equipment and state-estimation using big data in a stochastic environment

Dr. Mousa Marzband
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • energy management systems
  • game theory
  • optimal scheduling
  • active distribution system
  • smart grids
  • demand side management
  • electrical vehicle
  • storage systems
  • retail energy market

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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