Innovative Smart Grid Technologies for Electric Power System Development

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 183

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electrical Engineering, ESEIAAT, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08222 Terrassa, Spain
Interests: electric aircraft; smart grid; smart sensors; electric; power system quality
Department of Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia, UPC BarcelonaTech, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: deep learning; smart IoT devices; predictive maintaince; secure communications; fault tolerant systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome you to the forefront of innovation in electrical power systems with our Special Issue, "Innovative Smart Grid Technologies for Electric Power System Development".

At the heart of innovative smart grid technologies lie the evolution of smart grid development and the emergence of microgrids. These advancements resonate deeply with the global drive towards the Sustainable Development Goals and energy transition policies, which champion a spectrum of transformative technologies and strategies aimed at bolstering grid reliability, efficiency, and sustainability.

In this era of groundbreaking developments, phenomena like the rise of local energy communities in Europe and the imperative for cooperative approaches in peer-to-peer energy sharing among prosumers have brought smart grid technologies to the forefront. Meanwhile, the enhancement of existing power grids with intelligent solutions like cutting-edge sensors, connectors, and control systems facilitates real-time data collection, nurturing demand response initiatives and enriching customer engagement. Furthermore, we will delve into the profound implications of the escalating adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) on the grid and how smart grid technologies can be harnessed to effectively bolster the EV charging infrastructure. We will also explore innovative methodologies for the ongoing assessment and optimization of distribution line capacity, ultimately enhancing the overall grid efficiency.

The Integration of self-healing grids and fault detection mechanisms is paramount in preserving grid integrity, and we will delve into the critical domain of cybersecurity measures, which are indispensable in safeguarding against cyber threats. Moreover, our discussions will encompass the pivotal role of energy storage technologies, particularly batteries, in grid stabilization, load management, and the seamless integration of intermittent renewable energy sources.

This Special Issue encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, including, but not limited to, smart connectors, smart protections, energy storage systems, energy harvesting, electric vehicle (eV) integration, and dynamic distribution line rating.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Welcome to a future of possibilities!

Best regards,

Dr. Santiago Bogarra Rodríguez
Dr. Manuel Moreno
Guest Editors

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  • smart sensors
  • smart connectors
  • smart protections
  • integration of EV charging
  • incorporation of distributed energy resources
  • energy storage technologies
  • energy harvesting
  • dynamic distribution line rating

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