Special Issue "Power Systems Optimization and Renewable Energies Integration"

A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Silvio Mariano
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Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: Power Systems optimization and control; Energy Conversion Systems; Renewable energy and energy harvesting;
Prof. Dr. Maria do Rosário Alves Calado
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Guest Editor
Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, C. Fonte do Lameiro, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: power systems optimization and control; energy conversion systems; renewable energy and energy harvesting; Industrial automation; electric road vehicles
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The permanent challenges facing power systems operation and control open the door for unremitting developments towards its optimal operation and configuration. In this regard, the decarbonization of the electric power generation will accelerate the transition to a “smarter grid”, with a large-scale integration of renewables, hand-in-hand with better demand–response mechanisms.

To tackle these challenges, a popular cause of concern is the exploitation of high-end heuristics in the search for feasible solutions in challenging domains. These are commonly used to solve classical unit commitment, optimal power flow, hybrid energy systems sizing and operation, assemble MPPTs strategies for photovoltaic systems, applied control, and energy management and distribution. This Special Issue aims to collect state-of-the-art breakthroughs including, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Large-scale integration of renewable energy generations
  • Optimal smart grid design and scheduling
  • Methods for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of PV systems
  • Optimal operation and sizing of hybrid energy systems (HES)
  • Unit commitment, economic dispatch, and optimal power flow
  • Cutting-edge energy storage techniques
  • Distributed energy resources (DER)
  • Demand side management (DSM)
  • Soft computing and artificial intelligence in energy systems
  • Advanced simulation and modeling methods for complex energy problems
  • Advanced control approaches for electrical systems

Prof. Silvio Mariano
Prof. a Rosário Calado
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • renewable energies
  • power systems optimization
  • distributed energy resources
  • demand side management
  • maximum power point tracking
  • energy storage systems
  • optimal energy management
  • hybrid energy systems
  • intelligent control
  • soft computing

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New Energy Technologies: Microalgae, Photolysis and Airborne Wind Turbines
Sci 2021, 3(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/sci3010005 - 06 Jan 2021
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Because of the near-term risk of extreme weather events and other adverse consequences from climate change and, at least in the longer term, global fossil fuel depletion, there is worldwide interest in shifting to noncarbon energy sources, especially renewable energy (RE). Because of [...] Read more.
Because of the near-term risk of extreme weather events and other adverse consequences from climate change and, at least in the longer term, global fossil fuel depletion, there is worldwide interest in shifting to noncarbon energy sources, especially renewable energy (RE). Because of possible limitations on conventional renewable energy sources, researchers have looked for ways of overcoming these shortcomings by introducing radically new energy technologies. The largest RE source today is bioenergy, while solar energy and wind energy are regarded as having by far the largest technical potential. This paper reviews the literature on proposed new technologies for each of these three RE sources: microalgae for bioenergy, photolysis and airborne wind turbines. The main finding is that their proponents have often underestimated the difficulties they face and the time taken for their introduction on a very large scale. Full article
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