Special Issue "Advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Smart Grids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Prof. Dr. Taha Selim Ustun
Head of Power System Automation and Cybersecurity Lab, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, Fukushima, Japan
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Interests: power system protection; renewable energy; microgrid design; smartgrid comms; electric vehicle–grid integration; smartgrid communications; substation automation; IEC 61850; IEC 62351; cybersecurity for power systems
Smart grids can improve the grid stability, energy reliability, energy security, efficiency and power quality. Despite the many benefits of the smart grid, there are many challenges in its implementation. Effective and reliable communication between different smart grid entities helps to improve the overall efficiency of smart grids. Information and communication technologies (ICT) play a major role in the effective management and implementation of smart grids. In the past few years, we have witnessed a rapid development of advanced ICT. The recent technical advances in ICT applied to smart grids will significantly improve the efficiency, reliability and security of smart grid operations. This Special Issue will address a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in technology and recent research advances in ICT for smart grids, including theoretical proposals, tools, applications, systems, test-beds and field deployments. Both theoretical derivations or practical developments of ICT systems and testbeds for smart grids are welcomed. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
- ICT technologies to enable the smart grids and microgrids
- Communication technologies for smart grid operation and control
- ICT for renewable energy integration to smart grids
- Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart grid systems
- Energy internet and smart grids
- Communication standards and protocols for smart grids
- Smart metering and advanced metering infrastructure
- Advancements of ICT for synchrophasor communications
- Smart grids and PMUs
- Communication-centric solutions for demand response, demand side management, and energy management
- Data acquisition and data analytics for smart grids
- Cybersecurity in smart grids
Dr. Taha Selim Ustun
Dr. S.M. Suhail Hussain
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- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Smart Grids
- Power system communications
- Energy Internet
- Internet of Things (IoT)