Special Issue "Grid Innovation in the Era of Smart Grids, Volume Ⅱ"
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: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 965
Special Issue Editor
Interests: distribution network planning and operation; smart grids; microgrids; renewable energy sources; energy storage systems; demand-side integration policies
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Special Issue Information
Today, the conditions are particularly suitable and affordable for an industry transition to distributed energy, and smart grids are the enablers for a new era in sustainable energy. Electric utilities are undergoing a significant transformation and face new challenges and expectations to foster the energy transition and decarbonization with innovative network structures, control schemes, and methodologies. Grid innovation has become crucial, and new technologies will be the key to a smooth transition. In the smart grid era, innovative solutions and technologies for creating intelligent, flexible, and efficient power networks are needed. Thus, distribution networks need to become more flexible and intelligent so distributed energy resources (DERs) and network elements can be adequately managed. These challenges require new tools, strategies, and technologies to manage the transition to the distributed grids of tomorrow and to improve grid reliability and resiliency.
You are invited to submit original contributions that promote exploratory research and development of electricity grid innovation while addressing the challenge of a reliable and sustainable distribution system.
This Special Issue focuses on recent research and technology improvements including, but not limited to:
- Innovation in the electricity grid
- New planning tools for distribution networks
- Utility perspective
- Innovation to manage grid stability with DERs and electric vehicles
- Role of energy storage in smart grids
- Communication infrastructure for smart grids
- Maintenance and management of smart grids
- Technologies for grid maintenance
- Next generation enablers of smart grids
- Increased reliability of smart grids
- Blockchain to enable customer engagement
Dr. Susanna Mocci
Manuscript Submission Information
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