Special Issue "Sustainable Development and Optimisation of Energy Systems"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 1333

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mouloud Denai
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School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
Interests: modelling, intelligent control and optimisation of renewable energy systems; energy management of smart homes; optimisation and control of future smart grids; electric vehicles, charging management and demand response (V2G and G2V); dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles; smart mobility
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Dr. Mustapha Hatti
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UDES (Unité de Développement des Equipements Solaires), CDER - Research Centre on Renewable Energies, Bou ismail, 386, 42415 Tipaza, Algeria
Interests: renewable energy technologies; energy management; artificial intelligence; smart cities; energy storage
Prof. Dr. Azeddine Draou
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Islamic University of Madinah, Madinah 42351, Saudi Arabia
Interests: power electronics and control; renewable energy systems; smart, microgrid, and energy storage technologies
Dr. Pedram Asef
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School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK
Interests: electrical machines and drives; automotive electrical systems; autonomous and connected vehicles; renewable energy systems; optimisation and data modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy is at the forefront of the global sustainable development agenda. The key challenges are expanding universal access to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy supply, which remains a fundamental policy goal for every country. Globally, there is widespread support for the adoption of low-carbon technologies and renewable energy resources, which is gradually moving the world towards a more sustainable ecosystem. These profound changes in the energy landscape and the transition from a traditional, rigid utility power grid towards a smart digital infrastructure are beginning to transform the way we generate, supply, and consume energy, and deliver and use energy services. Consequently, energy research is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, involving socio-economic, environmental and technological factors that must be addressed holistically.

Addressing these global challenges requires new and innovative solutions to deliver a broader range of technologies for the integration, management, coordination, and optimisation of energy systems, and their associated generation, conversion, and storage technologies. This will bring together state-of-the-art modelling, management and operation of power systems, renewable energy systems, energy storage technologies and state-of-the-art optimization models, distributed control, energy analytics and artificial intelligence techniques.

This Special Issue aims to disseminate the latest research in these interdisciplinary areas related to sustainable development and optimisation of energy systems.

We invite submission of original, high-quality articles and review papers in the following areas:

Clean Energy Transitions and Energy Security: State-of-the-art, reviews and case studies

  • Energy related socio-economic and environmental impacts.
  • Electricity markets, policies, regulatory systems.
  • Sustainable and resilient smart cities.
  • Greenhouse gas removal technologies.
  • Circular economy.

Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage: Modeling, Design, Control and Optimisation

  • Renewable and alternative energy sources.
  • AC/DC microgrids, smart grid technologies.
  • Advanced power electronics, converter technologies and topologies for renewable energy systems integration.
  • Electric vehicles, components, charging management and grid integration.
  • Energy analytics, evolutionary algorithms, computational intelligence and machine learning.
  • Demand response, peer-to-peer energy trading mechanisms.
  • Energy Storage Systems, battery technologies, hybrid storage systems, grid integration and ancillary services.
  • Energy harvesting, circuits and devices.
  • Hydrogen as a fuel for industrial processes and heating.

Reliability, Security, and Resilience of Electric Power and Energy Systems

  • Power quality, power system security and stability.
  • Cyber and physical security of electric power grids.
  • Wide area systems (WAMS, WAMC), PMU technologies, advanced communication technologies.
  • Condition monitoring, fault detection and classification, asset management.

Dr. Mouloud Denai
Dr. Mustapha Hatti
Prof. Dr. Azeddine Draou
Dr. Pedram Asef
Guest Editors

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  • sustainable development
  • renewable energy
  • smart grids
  • optimisation modelling
  • energy analytics
  • machine learning

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Future Trends and Aging Analysis of Battery Energy Storage Systems for Electric Vehicles
Sustainability 2021, 13(24), 13779; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413779 - 14 Dec 2021
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The increase of electric vehicles (EVs), environmental concerns, energy preservation, battery selection, and characteristics have demonstrated the headway of EV development. It is known that the battery units require special considerations because of their nature of temperature sensitivity, aging effects, degradation, cost, and [...] Read more.
The increase of electric vehicles (EVs), environmental concerns, energy preservation, battery selection, and characteristics have demonstrated the headway of EV development. It is known that the battery units require special considerations because of their nature of temperature sensitivity, aging effects, degradation, cost, and sustainability. Hence, EV advancement is currently concerned where batteries are the energy accumulating infers for EVs. This paper discusses recent trends and developments in battery deployment for EVs. Systematic reviews on explicit energy, state-of-charge, thermal efficiency, energy productivity, life cycle, battery size, market revenue, security, and commerciality are provided. The review includes battery-based energy storage advances and their development, characterizations, qualities of power transformation, and evaluation measures with advantages and burdens for EV applications. This study offers a guide for better battery selection based on exceptional performance proposed for traction applications (e.g., BEVs and HEVs), considering EV’s advancement subjected to sustainability issues, such as resource depletion and the release in the environment of ozone and carbon-damaging substances. This study also provides a case study on an aging assessment for the different types of batteries investigated. The case study targeted lithium-ion battery cells and how aging analysis can be influenced by factors such as ambient temperature, cell temperature, and charging and discharging currents. These parameters showed considerable impacts on life cycle numbers, as a capacity fading of 18.42%, between 25–65 °C was observed. Finally, future trends and demand of the lithium-ion batteries market could increase by 11% and 65%, between 2020–2025, for light-duty and heavy-duty EVs. Full article
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