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Sensor Application for Smart and Sustainable Energy Management

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 July 2024 | Viewed by 236

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Electronics Department, University of Alcala, 28871 Madrid, Spain
Interests: smart sensors; FPGAs; embedded design; WSN; data mining
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Department of Electronics, University of Alcala, 28871 Madrid, Spain
Interests: sensors; detectors characterization; digital embedded systems; electronic design; data analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Meeting the EU's climate change and energy policy targets for 2050 will require a major transformation of our current electricity infrastructure. Energy proposals seek to adapt novel supply solutions to the energy consumer and suppliers’ needs. Under this context, smart energy philosophy turns the traditional approach to energy production and consumption into the efficient maximization of processes. The development of smart energy management systems establishes strategies combining digitalization and automation with energy administration, allowing decisions to be made regarding energy use. To this end, it is crucial to develop effective technological tools that collect and analyze data into meaningful information, enabling decisions to be made based on optimizing energy use, and establishing synergies among energy stakeholders. The acceptance of the application of novel technologies based on energy management will allow us to manage energy by reducing costs and enhancing long-term sustainability. Sensors play a vital role here, as they provide real-time data and information that enable the more efficient and effective control of energy resources. The aim of this Special Issue is to present innovative sensor applications in smart energy systems. Research articles that address new perspectives and experiences that analyze lessons learned in practice are highly welcome. Articles may include, but are not limited to, the following types of sensor applications:

  • Energy consumption monitoring for tracking the demand pattern of loads usage.
  • Occupancy sensors for energy waste reduction.
  • Temperature and humidity sensor monitoring to maintain comfort while minimizing energy consumption.
  • Lighting sensors to measure ambient light levels or adjust artificial lighting accordingly.
  • Power quality sensors to ensure a stable and efficient power supply.
  • Solar and wind sensors to monitor environmental conditions.
  • Energy storage sensors to ensure safe and efficient energy.
  • Gas and water flow sensors to manage energy-intensive processes and detect leaks or inefficiencies.
  • Thermal sensors to prevent equipment failures and reduce energy losses.
  • CO2 and air quality sensors to optimize ventilation systems.
  • Voltage and current sensors for the control and optimization of electrical loads.
  • Sub-metering sensors to identify and optimize energy-saving opportunities and allocate energy costs accurately.
  • Environmental sensors to inform energy management systems about weather conditions.
  • Security sensors to activate lighting, heating, or cooling systems for security purposes.

Prof. Dr. Ignacio Bravo
Dr. Carlos Cruz
Guest Editors

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  • energy management system
  • sustainable development
  • smart technologies
  • smart energy and optimization
  • renewable energy sources
  • energy efficiency
  • smart sensors
  • sensor data analysis
  • IoT-based sensor technology

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