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Demand Response in Smart Grids 2023

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A1: Smart Grids and Microgrids".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 334

Special Issue Editors

GECAD—Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development, LASI—Intelligent Systems Associate Laboratory, Polytechnic of Porto, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal
Interests: demand response; electricity markets; energy communities; renewable energy integration; real-time simulation; smart grids
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GECAD-Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development, Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO), P-4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: artificial intelligence; demand response; electric vehicles; electricity markets; power and energy systems; renewable and sustainable energy; smart grids
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concepts of demand response and smart grids are two rather wide-scope and key topics in the operation of power and energy systems. Although new demand response approaches appear every day, more work is needed to catch its full potential, bringing advantages for all the involved players. The successful implementation of smart grids requires the widespread use of demand response not only by gathering the flexibility of large and medium consumers but also targeting small-size consumers. Effective approaches are needed to put in place adequate strategies and methods to design and manage demand response. As part of the power and energy ecosystem, demand response is a very valuable resource which, when coordinated with the increasing penetration of renewable energy and market-driven business models, can significantly increase the system efficiency while keeping energy costs at reasonable levels.

This Special Issue will address all aspects related to demand flexibility, demand response, and their importance for efficient smart grids.

Dr. Pedro Faria
Prof. Dr. Zita Vale
Guest Editors

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  • active consumers
  • business models
  • consumer profiling
  • consumption baseline
  • demand flexibility
  • demand response
  • demand response programs
  • demand side management
  • distributed energy resources
  • distributed energy storage
  • distributed generation
  • electric and hybrid vehicles
  • energy efficiency
  • energy efficient buildings
  • energy management
  • energy markets
  • energy policy
  • energy resource optimization
  • energy tariffs
  • explicit and implicit demand response
  • incentive-based and price-based demand response
  • intelligent resource management
  • load balancing in smart grids
  • load flexibility
  • load forecasting
  • regulatory aspects
  • renewable energy
  • smart cities
  • smart grids
  • smart homes and smart buildings
  • transactive energy

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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