Energy Systems

A section of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717).

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The Energy Systems section of Processes is the ideal forum for the publication of significant high-excellence and high-impact research, as well as reviews. Emphasis is placed on contributions that focus on methodological scientific frameworks to arrive at realistic integrated solutions for complex energy problems by adopting a holistic, systems-based approach. Research papers submitted in the Energy Systems section of Processes are expected to demonstrate novel energy systems and engineering-based approaches to systematically quantify different options at different levels of complexity (technology, plant, energy supply chain, mega-system) through experimental, pilot-scale, energy modeling, simulation, control, and optimization-based frameworks and potentially using real-life applications. The aim of the Energy Systems is to mirror the importance of fundamental and applied research in energy system engineering applications, developing mechanisms for the transfer of new technology to society and industry. Download Section Flyer

The Energy Systems section will cover recent advances in an extensive range of advanced energy systems, including but not limited to the following areas:

New Trends in the Design and Operation of Advanced Energy Systems and Energy Supply Chains

  • Decarbonization, carbon-neutrality, and sustainable design of energy systems;
  • Hydrogen supply chains;
  • Systems analysis, modeling, and optimization for the food-energy-water-waste nexus and circular economy;
  • Fuel cells;
  • Urban energy systems;
  • Distributed multi-energy systems;
  • Clean energy technologies;
  • Integrated design of biorefineries;
  • Bioenergy systems and technologies;
  • Sustainability analysis of energy systems;
  • Processes for low-carbon utilization of fossil fuels;
  • Carbon capture, storage, and utilization for the production of valuable products;
  • Energy savings and energy efficiency in process industries;
  • Applications of AI and big data in energy systems;
  • Industrial applications and real-life case studies.

Energy and Power Planning

  • Energy and power planning optimization;
  • Planning of multi-energy systems;
  • Design and planning of energy polygeneration systems;
  • Optimal integration of renewable energies;
  • Energy planning and scheduling.

 Energy and Power Markets

  • Design, policies, and clearing mechanisms of energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets;
  • Market power and optimal bidding strategies in wholesale electricity and natural gas markets;
  • Impact of environmental policies such as emission trading and green certificates trading on energy markets;
  • Strategic investments in energy market assets;
  • Integration of financial instruments in energy markets, such as virtual bidding and futures;
  • Energy finance and economics of energy markets.

Energy Storage

  • Design and operation of electrochemical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal energy storage systems;
  • Modeling, optimization, and control of energy storage systems;
  • Optimal management of large-scale energy storage systems, including vehicle-to-grid, energy storage integration with buildings, and hybrid storage systems;
  • Design, construction, validation, life cycle costs, and assessment of energy storage systems.

Demand Management

  • Demand side management in households and industry;
  • Demand management in large-scale low-carbon power generation integrating renewable energy sources with energy storage systems;
  • Electrification in large-scale industries;
  • Load modeling and forecasting;
  • Load profiles of storage technologies in large-scale electrical storage systems, electric vehicle transportation, and uninterruptible power supplies;
  • Combined heat and power systems.

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