Special Issue "Integration and Control of Renewable Energy and Power Electronics for Future Power Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: the grid integration of renewable energy sources; smart grids; and microgrids; power system stability and security; AC-DC grids modellling and control; power converters and advanced control techniques
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2. Energy Systems Analytics Research Group, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), Barcelona, Spain
Interests: statistics and operational research applied to energy systems; uncertainty modeling; energy markets optimization models; electro mobility; and energy management systems
Interests: power and energy systems modelling and dynamics; renewable energy; electricity markets and energy storage
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We want to invite you to submit your latest research to this Special Issue on “Integration and Control of Renewable Energy and Power Electronics for Future Power Systems”.
Looking ahead to 2050, the goal of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (e.g., CO2) up to 80%–95% compared to values in 1990 has been set in order to avoid the increase of 2 ºC. To meet this ambitious goal, countries should bet on a future framework in which 100% of electricity generation comes from renewable energy sources. Furthermore, to achieve such a target, large interconnections among different countries as well as different synchronous areas will be necessary in order to share renewable power generation with other systems (e.g., wind power from the North Sea, hydro power from Norway or PV power from southern countries).
To achieve such an objective (i.e. ,100% renewable energy), there is the need to ensure the security and stability of power systems in this global scenario. It is clear that the combination of all these aspects will lead to new and unexpected grid dynamics, new interactions among systems, as well as the help of renewable energies and other power converter-based systems to handle these issues, keeping the grid operational. This new status is impacting not only transmission but also distribution and consumption, where new assets are based on power electronics as renewable generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles, among others. Maintaining a secure and stable operation of power systems under a very large penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) is one of the critical challenges in future power systems. Thus, the development of advanced control and management strategies to ensure the proper integration of such technologies based on power electronics into the future power systems is of great relevance. Novel controllers for local and wide-system operation will be required to ensure the stability and controllability of the whole electrical system (i.e., generation, transmission, and distribution).
Thus, the main objective of this Special Issue is to discuss and disseminate the current work in this area as a showcase to the developed power electronics technologies (RES, ESS, EV), control methods, operation algorithms, market interaction, microgrids and simulation models, in particular (but not limited to):
- Coordinated and distributed controls of RES and power electronics-dominated assets;
- Ancillary services provision;
- Dynamic interactions among various technologies;
- Grid code compliance;
- Advanced control strategies for grid integration;
- Energy management;
- Stability and security controls for power converter dominated networks;
- Future electricity market participation.
Dr. José Luis Domínguez-García
Dr. Cristina Corchero
Dr. Ayman Attya
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- grid integration
- power system stability
- power electronics
- renewable energy sources
- system modelling
- energy markets