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Design and Control of Transformers in Smart Energy Systems

Call for Papers

With the rapid development of smart energy systems, new requirements are introduced for electrical power systems and their components. This is mainly due to the wide presence of renewable-based distributed generation and some typologies of loads, such as plug-in electric vehicles. Since they play a crucial role in electrical energy systems, transformers are expected to be increasingly subject to more intensive use under critical scenarios which imply extreme operative conditions with high thermal, dielectric, and mechanical stress. The aim of this special issue is to collect innovative and high-quality papers on research activities and cutting-edge exemplars from industrial practice that can be used to encourage sustainable development of the design, control, and predictive maintenance of transformers in smart energy systems.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and characterization of transformers with innovative ferromagnetic and insulation materials
  • Design and control of active damping systems for the reduction of noise and vibrations in transformers
  • Fault detection and diagnostic and predictive maintenance of transformers used in smart grids
  • Control strategies of distribution transformers coordinated with electrical network constraints
  • Lifetime characterization of transformers included in systems with heavy use of power electronic devices
  • Novel architectures and control of power electronics on-load tap changer for the improvement of voltage in electrical networks
  • Power electronic transformers (solid-state transformer, E-transformer, and intelligent universal transformer): power electronic architectures, optimal control, and medium frequency core design
  • Efficient operation of smart substations using advanced metering infrastructure and advanced sensor infrastructure

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 24 August 2018
Publication DateJanuary 2019

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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