Renewable Energy and the Grid: Management & Control

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat 123, Oman
Interests: energy production; renewable energy resources; power systems; energy efficiency; management and conversion
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat 123, Oman
Interests: power system stability and control; power quality; renewable energy integration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are currently inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Electronics entitled Renewable Energy and the Grid: Management & Control. Enhancing the integration of renewable power generation from wind and solar into the traditional power network requires mitigation of the vulnerabilities that affect the grid as a result of the intermittent nature of these resources. Variability and ramp events in power output are key challenges faced by system operators due to their impact on system balancing, reserves management, scheduling, and commitment of generation units.

This Special Issue aims to present the development of an energy management system for a renewable power generation tool that aims to achieve power-dispatching strategies based on forecasting renewable energy resource outputs to guarantee optimal dispatch of hybrid wind–solar photovoltaic power systems. The following are the key points of this Special Issue:

  • Renewable energy management in modern and future smart power systems;
  • Renewable energy control systems;
  • Renewable and clean energy;
  • Energy decarburization;
  • Energy management systems;
  • Real-time digital simulator;
  • High penetration level of renewable energy sources;
  • Real-world power systems.

This Special Issue discusses the challenges faced in integrating renewable resources (e.g., low inertia systems, hosting capacity limitations of the existing power systems, and weak grids). It further covers the detailed topologies, operation principles, recent development in control techniques, and the stability of power systems with large-scale renewables. Finally, it presents case studies of recent projects from around the world that are dispatchable power plant techniques used to enhance the operation of the power system.

Prof. Dr. Amer Al-Hinai
Prof. Dr. Hassan Haes Alhelou
Dr. Khaled Alawasa
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • power systems
  • smart grid
  • renewable energy
  • renewable energy management systems
  • renewable energy control systems
  • hosting capacity
  • renewable-resource-based microgrids
  • future power systems
  • energy transitions

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Open Source Monitoring and Alarm System for Smart Microgrids Operation and Maintenance Management
Electronics 2023, 12(11), 2471; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics12112471 - 30 May 2023
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Microgrids are becoming increasingly important for improving the dependability, stability, and quality of the electrical system, as well as for integrating renewable technologies. This paper describes a novel monitoring and alarm system that has been developed to optimize the operation and maintenance of [...] Read more.
Microgrids are becoming increasingly important for improving the dependability, stability, and quality of the electrical system, as well as for integrating renewable technologies. This paper describes a novel monitoring and alarm system that has been developed to optimize the operation and maintenance of microgrids. The system is unique in that it has been developed using open source software, including Node-RED, Home Assistant, Maria DB, and Telegram, and it allows for easy programming of alarms or warnings. Testing of the system has taken place within the CEDER microgrid and is capable of detecting faults in various components of the microgrid, such as generation units, storage systems, and loads. Upon detecting a fault, the system immediately sends a text message to the mobile phones of the microgrid operator or maintenance crew, enabling them to promptly address the problem. The software can also manage preventive maintenance of the microgrid by sending periodic reminders to the maintenance crew regarding necessary tasks. Full article
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