Topic Editors

Dr. Pengfei Zhao
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
School of Energy and Electrical engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 211100, China
Department of Data Science and AI, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia
1. School of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
2. Beijing Key Laboratory of New Energy and Low-Carbon Development (North China Electric Power University), Changping, Beijing 102206, China
Dr. Zhengmao Li
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Intelligent, Flexible, and Effective Operation of Smart Grids with Novel Energy Technologies and Equipment

Abstract submission deadline
30 May 2025
Manuscript submission deadline
31 July 2025
Viewed by

Topic Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid development of novel energy technologies and equipment, including renewable energy, energy storage, green hydrogen, energy production, and energy conversion and consumption devices, provides opportunities for smart grids to achieve the objectives of economic security, reliability, flexibility, and low carbon. Moreover, technological advancements cannot only control energy flow but also supply an energy load via alternative sources. However, it is difficult to adapt traditional methods to the increasingly complex and changing energy environment and ensure that they meet the requirements of rapid response and intelligent decision making. Therefore, this topic focuses on utilizing the latest innovative techniques and energy equipment to guarantee the intelligent and effective operation, control, and planning of smart grids. The goals of this Special Issue are as follows:

1) investigate accurate models of energy systems and equipment and explore the impact of energy equipment on energy systems;

2) coordinate the control of multiple types of energy equipment to achieve the safe, economical, reliable, flexible, and environmental operation of smart grids;

3) develop advanced energy management strategies and intelligent planning schemes to improve energy efficiency;

4) apply advanced optimization technologies and/ or artificial intelligence methods for the intelligent and effective operation, control, and planning of smart grids;

5) and realize synergy among multiple energy sources to improve the flexibility of smart grids.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  1. The advanced modeling of energy systems and equipment;
  2. Efficient energy management strategies for smart grids;
  3. The intelligent control of multiple types of equipment for the safe operation of smart grids;
  4. The planning of multiple types of energy production, conversion, and consumption devices;
  5. Advanced and effective methods for the operation, control, and planning of smart grids;
  6. Machine learning and deep learning for the intelligent operation of smart grids;
  7. Control strategies for intelligent switch and protection equipment, the design of renewable energy inverters, and power electronic topologies;
  8. High-voltage transmission technology and the technological innovation of HVDC transmission;
  9. Strategies for the safe and stable operation of smart grids under extreme weather.

Dr. Pengfei Zhao
Prof. Dr. Sheng Chen
Dr. Yunqi Wang
Dr. Liwei Ju
Dr. Zhengmao Li
Dr. Minglei Bao
Topic Editors


  • multiple energy sources
  • machine learning
  • low-carbon planning
  • operation and control
  • equipment
  • smart grid
  • forecasting
  • extreme weather events

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
- 4.8 2020 20.3 Days CHF 1000 Submit
3.2 6.2 2008 16.1 Days CHF 2600 Submit
3.0 5.8 2019 28.5 Days CHF 1800 Submit
3.5 5.1 2013 13.7 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Smart Cities
6.4 11.2 2018 20.2 Days CHF 2000 Submit
3.9 6.8 2009 18.8 Days CHF 2400 Submit is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

MDPI Topics is cooperating with and has built a direct connection between MDPI journals and Authors are encouraged to enjoy the benefits by posting a preprint at prior to publication:

  1. Immediately share your ideas ahead of publication and establish your research priority;
  2. Protect your idea from being stolen with this time-stamped preprint article;
  3. Enhance the exposure and impact of your research;
  4. Receive feedback from your peers in advance;
  5. Have it indexed in Web of Science (Preprint Citation Index), Google Scholar, Crossref, SHARE, PrePubMed, Scilit and Europe PMC.

Published Papers

This Topic is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop