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Sustainability of Smart Energy Networks: Pathway for Achieving a Green Smart Energy Network—2nd Edition

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 January 2025 | Viewed by 51

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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: fuel cells; advanced optimization techniques; solar thermal systems; concentrating photovoltaic/thermal photovoltaic systems; energy saving in buildings; solar heating and cooling; organic Rankine cycles; geothermal energy; dynamic simulations of energy systems; renewable polygeneration systems
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: sustainable mobility; electric vehicles fed by renewables; polygeneration plants; district heating/cooling networks (4th and 5th gen); cogeneration/trigeneration; reduction in primary energy consumption
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the framework of the decarbonization of the building sector, several strategies are under investigation. Smart energy networks fed by renewables or integrated with innovative technologies may be a promising solution for addressing this issue. Thus, this Special Issue aims to collect recent works dealing with the development of sustainable smart energy networks. The papers shall focus on the possible integration of different novel technologies and renewable energy sources in a smart energy network, while also considering the environmental impact of these solutions. Moreover, papers may also focus on control strategies to improve the integration of renewable and innovative technologies with smart energy networks. Papers including dynamic analyses and system optimizations are also welcomed. Papers are invited in areas relevant to smart energy networks, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • 4th generation district heating and cooling networks (DHC) fed by renewables or coupled with innovative technologies;
  • 5th generation district heating and cooling networks fed by renewables or coupled with innovative technologies;
  • Dynamic analysis of control strategies able to significantly reduce the environmental impact of district adopting 4th and 5th generation DHCs;
  • Electric vehicles;
  • Control strategies or solutions for peak shaving and peak shifting, with the aim of avoiding grid unbalancing and overvoltage;
  • Optimal coupling of several renewable energy sources for addressing the issue of peak power production and peak of power demand;
  • Power to X technologies.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Calise
Dr. Maria Vicidomini
Dr. Francesco Liberato Cappiello
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. Sustainability 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 2400 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

  • smart energy district
  • district heating and cooling
  • energy efficiency
  • sustainability
  • renewable energy
  • electric vehicle
  • storage system
  • optimization analysis

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