Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Technologies for Future Smart Grids


Publishing date
01 Mar 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
25 Oct 2019

Lead Editor

1University of Minho, Campus de Azurem, Guimarães, Portugal

2City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Technologies for Future Smart Grids

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

In the future, smart grids will be operated by sophisticated control strategies that are expected to facilitate a symbiosis between energy storage systems, electric mobility, and power conditioners. In terms of power management, this new reality will create many opportunities for collaborative global participation in the energy market, establishing new perspectives and challenges for both the electrical industry and the end user concerning energy production, storage, and consumption. Consequently, new advances in control software and power electronic technologies will stimulate a dynamic integration of the aforementioned strands into the modern transmission and distribution grids which constitute the concept of the future smart grid.

This vision of a smart grid will force and accelerate the development of sustainable and smart cities, as well as smart homes, smart energy meters, and smart electrical appliances. The introduction of power electronic technologies as the interface of renewables, energy storage systems, electric mobility, and power conditioners in smart grids will encourage the exploration and adoption of new power converters and power theories. Therefore, innovative topologies that allow single or multiple interfaces with the grid are of particular interest for alternating current (AC), direct current (DC), or hybrid smart grids aiming to optimize energy efficiency.

This special issue aims to organize an international and multidisciplinary discussion on technologies for future smart grids. Original research articles and review articles that consider the topic from future cooperative perspectives are particularly encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Smart power electronic technologies and control strategies for renewables and energy storage systems in relation to smart grid energy management
  • Innovative technologies in the field of power electronic converters (e.g., multilevel, interleaved, matrix) that enhance energy efficiency in smart grids
  • Technologies for electric mobility (e.g., on-board or off-board chargers, bidirectional operation modes) that enhance energy efficiency in smart grids
  • Technologies for AC, DC, or hybrid power grids in relation to smart grids
  • Active power line conditioner technologies in smart grids
  • Unified topologies of power converters for power flow control in smart grids (e.g., for encompassing renewables and energy storage using the same converter for interfacing with the AC power grid)
  • Demand response strategies for promoting cooperative interactions in smart grids
  • Smart and advanced metering infrastructures, data management, and communications between utilities and customers in smart grids
  • Communication technologies for coordinating all players (producers, consumers, and prosumers) from generation to end user in smart grids
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