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Advances in Integrating Renewable Energy and Multi-Energy Sources

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 June 2024 | Viewed by 2637

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Interdisciplinary Research Center for Renewable Energy and Power Systems (IRC-REPS), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Interests: solar PV circular economy; energy policies

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School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Taizhou University, Taizhou, China
Interests: research and development (R&D) on new energy converters

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Old College, South Bridge, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK
Interests: power converters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The deployment of renewable energy and multi-energy sources has become a crucial aspect of sustainable development worldwide. Renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and hydro, are increasingly being integrated into existing power systems to meet the growing energy demands while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Effective utilization of these renewable and multi-energy resources necessitates advanced power electronic converters that can efficiently manage the conversion, control, and integration of power from various sources.

However, their deployment can be challenging due to various issues. This Special Issue of the Energies journal aims to explore the integration of renewable energy and multi-energy sources within the context of power electronic converter topologies, control strategies, policies, regulations, and standards. The deployment of renewable and multi-energy resources presents both opportunities and challenges, and this Special Issue seeks to examine the various aspects related to their successful integration.

The Special Issue aims to provide insights into the various approaches taken by different countries and regions to promote renewable and multi-energy resources and identify challenges and opportunities for their successful deployment. The issue also encourages interdisciplinary research that explores the integration of renewable energy and multi-energy sources within the context of power electronic converter topologies, control strategies, policies, regulations, and standards, market dynamics, technological innovation, and socio-economic factors. The Special Issue aims to contribute to the knowledge base on integrating renewable energy and multi-energy sources that support a sustainable future.

This Special Issue invites original research articles, review papers, and case studies that delve into the advancements and challenges in power electronic converter topologies and control strategies. We also encourage contributions focusing on policy frameworks, regulatory measures, and standards that facilitate the successful integration of renewable energy and multi-energy sources.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced power electronic converter topologies for renewable energy integration;
  • Control strategies for efficient energy conversion and management;
  • Grid integration techniques for renewable energy sources;
  • Multi-energy system integration and optimization;
  • Power quality issues and mitigation techniques in integrated energy systems;
  • Economic and environmental impact assessment of integrated energy systems;
  • Policy frameworks, regulations, and standards for renewable energy integration;
  • Case studies and real-world applications in the field of multi-energy integration.

We invite researchers, academics, and industry professionals to contribute their original research and insights to this Special Issue. Manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the highest quality of published articles.

Dr. Amjad Ali
Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Malik
Dr. Fazal Akbar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • power electronic converter topologies
  • renewable energy integration
  • energy conversion
  • grid integration

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Sizing Batteries for Power Flow Management in Distribution Grids: A Method to Compare Battery Capacities for Different Siting Configurations and Variable Power Flow Simultaneity
by Christian van Someren, Martien Visser and Han Slootweg
Energies 2023, 16(22), 7639; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16227639 - 17 Nov 2023
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Battery energy storage (BES) can provide many grid services, such as power flow management to reduce distribution grid overloading. It is desirable to minimise BES storage capacities to reduce investment costs. However, it is not always clear how battery sizing is affected by [...] Read more.
Battery energy storage (BES) can provide many grid services, such as power flow management to reduce distribution grid overloading. It is desirable to minimise BES storage capacities to reduce investment costs. However, it is not always clear how battery sizing is affected by battery siting and power flow simultaneity (PFS). This paper describes a method to compare the battery capacity required to provide grid services for different battery siting configurations and variable PFSs. The method was implemented by modelling a standard test grid with artificial power flow patterns and different battery siting configurations. The storage capacity of each configuration was minimised to determine how these variables affect the minimum storage capacity required to maintain power flows below a given threshold. In this case, a battery located at the transformer required 10–20% more capacity than a battery located centrally on the grid, or several batteries distributed throughout the grid, depending on PFS. The differences in capacity requirements were largely attributed to the ability of a BES configuration to mitigate network losses. The method presented in this paper can be used to compare BES capacity requirements for different battery siting configurations, power flow patterns, grid services, and grid characteristics. Full article
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A Novel False Measurement Data Detection Mechanism for Smart Grids
by Muhammad Awais Shahid, Fiaz Ahmad, Rehan Nawaz, Saad Ullah Khan, Abdul Wadood and Hani Albalawi
Energies 2023, 16(18), 6614; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16186614 - 14 Sep 2023
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With the growing cyber-infrastructure of smart grids, the threat of cyber-attacks has intensified, posing an increased risk of compromised communication links. Of particular concern is the false data injection (FDI) attack, which has emerged as a highly dangerous cyber-attack targeting smart grids. This [...] Read more.
With the growing cyber-infrastructure of smart grids, the threat of cyber-attacks has intensified, posing an increased risk of compromised communication links. Of particular concern is the false data injection (FDI) attack, which has emerged as a highly dangerous cyber-attack targeting smart grids. This paper addresses the limitations of the variable dummy value model proposed in the authors previous work and presents a novel defense methodology called the nonlinear function-based variable dummy value model for the AC power flow network. The proposed model is evaluated using the IEEE 14-bus test system, demonstrating its effectiveness in detecting FDI attacks. It has been shown that previous detection techniques are unable to detect FDI attacks, whereas the proposed method is shown to be successful in the detection of such attacks, guaranteeing the security of the smart grid’s measurement infrastructure. Full article
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