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Power Electronics for Smart Grids: Present and Future Perspectives II

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "F3: Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 433

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Algoritmi Research Centre, Department of Industrial Electronics, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: power electronics converters; electric mobility; renewable energy sources; digital control techniques; smart grids
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Department of Industrial Electronics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimaraes, Portugal
Interests: power electronics; power quality; active power filters; renewable energy; energy efficiency; electric vehicles; energy storage systems; battery charging systems; smart grids; smart cities; smart homes; technologies for innovative railway systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multidisciplinary and emerging technologies in the field of power electronics are contributing to high-power-density and high-efficiency converters for interfacing fundamental strands such as renewable energy sources, electric mobility, energy storage systems, and active conditioners into smart grids. The present and future perspectives of power electronics concerning these strands aim to reduce the impact of climate changes and, at the same time, contribute to an equilibrium between sustainability and economic growth. This Special Issue aims to organize the present and future perspectives of power electronics in smart grids; therefore, original contributions are invited, including review papers, from different perspectives, including Ph.D. students, academic scientists, researchers, and professional communities. Potential topics of interest are related (but not limited) to the application of power electronics for the following:

  • Renewable energy sources and energy storage systems;
  • Electric mobility (e.g., G2V and V2G modes) and energy efficiency in transportation;
  • HVDC, SVC, and FACTS technologies;
  • Active power filters, hybrid power filters, and unified power quality conditioners;
  • Power quality, reliability, and security;
  • Unified topologies for power flow control in smart grids, microgrids, and smart homes;
  • Energy control and decisions and demand responses;
  • Energy and industrial, commercial, and residential applications;
  • Smart building technologies;
  • Technology and innovation for railways;
  • Fault-tolerant power electronic systems;
  • New semiconductor power devices (e.g., SiC and GaN) employed in power electronics;
  • New topologies of power electronics converters (e.g., multilevel and interleaved topologies);
  • New power theories and control strategies (e.g., model predictive and sliding mode).

Dr. Vítor Monteiro
Dr. João L. Afonso
Guest Editors

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  • active conditioners
  • electric mobility
  • energy storage systems
  • power electronics
  • renewable energy sources
  • smart grids

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