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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland
1. Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 708-00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
1. Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 708-00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Department of Electrical Engineering Fundamentals, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Multi-Energy Systems, 2nd Volume

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Dear Colleagues,

This Topic is a continuation of the previous successful Topic “Multi-Energy Systems”.

Industrial/commercial centers and residential consumers require different types of energy such as electrical, heat, and natural gas. Nowadays, many types of energy resources are available. Traditionally, energy is operated and planned separately, but their combination may be synergistic. Hence, penetration of multi-energy systems has been raised in the real world, e.g., co-generation combined heat and power systems. The process of combining various types of energy is also called a multi-carrier energy system, which increases energy efficiency. In addition, the rapid development of technologies has resulted in amplifying the joint operation of the multi-generation systems. This highlights the importance of focusing on multiple alternatives such as integration of renewable energy sources, effective energy conservation, energy storage, etc.

The main purpose of the proposed topic is to cover research in electrical, mechanical engineering, and thermal sciences, with a strong concentration on multi-energy analysis, integrated energy systems, multi-energy systems modeling, operation and planning of integrated energy systems, energy conversion, efficiency, renewable energy and electricity supply, including small and large demand scales. It also welcomes research on the technologies of energy storage and electric vehicles.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • New approaches for the operation of multi-energy systems, especially investigation of economic aspects;
  • Planning of multi-energy systems, including optimal determination of devices in the systems;
  • Applying heuristic and mathematical models for optimal energy management of the energy systems;
  • Nonlinear dynamics in multi-energy systems, as well as renewable energy systems;
  • New approaches to control the energy storage of renewable energy systems;
  • Investigating new operation and planning technologies for the future penetration of electric vehicles in the power grid.

Dr. Arsalan Najafi
Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Leonowicz
Dr. Michał Jasiński
Dr. Omid Homaee
Topic Editors

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Sciences
applsci
2.7 4.5 2011 16.9 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Energies
energies
3.2 5.5 2008 16.1 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Mathematics
mathematics
2.4 3.5 2013 16.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Processes
processes
3.5 4.7 2013 13.7 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Designs
designs
- 3.2 2017 16.4 Days CHF 1600 Submit

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Bi-Layer Planning of Integrated Energy System by Incorporating Power-to-Gas and Ground Source Heat Pump for Curtailed Wind Power and Economic Cost Reduction
by Tingling Wang, Tianyu Huo and Huihang Li
Energies 2024, 17(6), 1447; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17061447 - 17 Mar 2024
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The popularization of renewable energy is limited by wasteful problems such as curtailed wind power and high economic costs. To tackle these problems, we propose a bi-layer optimal planning model with the integration of power to gas and a ground source heat pump [...] Read more.
The popularization of renewable energy is limited by wasteful problems such as curtailed wind power and high economic costs. To tackle these problems, we propose a bi-layer optimal planning model with the integration of power to gas and a ground source heat pump for the existing integrated energy system. Firstly, the inner layer optimizes the daily dispatch of the system, with the minimum daily operation cost including the penalty cost of curtailed wind power. Then, the enumeration method of outer-layer optimization determines the device capacity of various schemes. After that, optimal planning can be achieved with the minimum daily comprehensive cost. The result of this example shows that the improved system can reduce curtailed wind power and system costs, thus improving the overall economy. Finally, the influences of algorithms and gas prices on planning optimization are studied. Full article
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System Design and Stress–Strain Analysis for Cranking and Motoring Small-Size Engines
by Giovanni Cecere, Adrian Irimescu and Simona Silvia Merola
Designs 2024, 8(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/designs8010014 - 29 Jan 2024
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The characterization of small-size engines requires dedicated rigs that are usually used for loading the power unit. Adding the possibility of motoring the engine is an important advantage that allows more detailed information on operating characteristics. It can be used for obtaining precious [...] Read more.
The characterization of small-size engines requires dedicated rigs that are usually used for loading the power unit. Adding the possibility of motoring the engine is an important advantage that allows more detailed information on operating characteristics. It can be used for obtaining precious data that contribute to the development of more accurate numerical models and subsequent validation. Cost competitiveness is another essential aspect of small-size engines, given that development efforts need to be contained as much as possible. Within this context, the present work developed and tested a setup capable of cranking and motoring a small-size 50 cc spark ignition engine. Two configurations were considered for coupling an electric motor to the power unit: the first through a pulley-belt transmission and the second via a plastic clutch assembly. The main idea was to ensure the capability of motoring the engine up to a rotational velocity of 6000 rpm. Engine load was applied through a 1 kW electric generator connected directly to the crankshaft. The overall setup was designed in the two configurations and a stress–strain analysis was performed. The belt-driven option was found to be more favorable in terms of mechanical component requirements, showing a safety factor of around 4.0, while the plastic clutch assembly involved a more complex design phase and turned out to be more demanding, with a safety factor of around 2.9. Full article
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Multi-Objective Short-Term Optimal Dispatching of Cascade Hydro–Wind–Solar–Thermal Hybrid Generation System with Pumped Storage Hydropower
by Jie Li, Linjun Shi and Hao Fu
Energies 2024, 17(1), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17010098 - 23 Dec 2023
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Aiming to mitigate the impact of power fluctuation caused by large-scale renewable energy integration, coupled with a high rate of wind and solar power abandonment, the multi-objective optimal dispatching of a cascade hydro–wind–solar–thermal hybrid generation system with pumped storage hydropower (PSH) is proposed [...] Read more.
Aiming to mitigate the impact of power fluctuation caused by large-scale renewable energy integration, coupled with a high rate of wind and solar power abandonment, the multi-objective optimal dispatching of a cascade hydro–wind–solar–thermal hybrid generation system with pumped storage hydropower (PSH) is proposed in this paper. Based on the proposed system, the scheduling operation strategy takes into account the complex restrictions of cascade hydropower as well as the flexibility of the PSH. According to various scenarios, the NSGA-II approach is adopted to address the optimization problem, minimizing the system’s residual load variation and operation cost. The Pareto solution sets are contrasted and evaluated, applying the TOPSIS with CRITIC weighting. Additionally, the scheduling output of thermal power, cascade hydropower, and PSH is given in terms of different scenarios. The results demonstrate that the allocation of PSH to a hybrid energy system can significantly reduce the operation cost and the fluctuation in the residual load. Full article
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Decoupler-Based Feedback Control Strategy for Interlinking Converter in a Hybrid Microgrid
by Rekha P. Nair and Kanakasabapathy Ponnusamy
Designs 2023, 7(4), 91; https://doi.org/10.3390/designs7040091 - 06 Jul 2023
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In a hybrid microgrid with AC and DC subgrids, the interlinking converter (IC) is the key element connecting the two subgrids. The performance of the interlinking converter is adversely affected by the d- and q-axis impedance interaction between the inner control loops. This [...] Read more.
In a hybrid microgrid with AC and DC subgrids, the interlinking converter (IC) is the key element connecting the two subgrids. The performance of the interlinking converter is adversely affected by the d- and q-axis impedance interaction between the inner control loops. This interaction is highly undesirable since it adversely affects both the dynamic and the steady-state performance of the IC. Based on this, a novel feedback-based decoupling strategy is developed to overcome the cross-coupling effect in the mathematical model of the interlinking converter. This is a novel concept since the feed-forward compensation techniques are utilized to address the cross-coupling effect in prior related works, which has an inherent disadvantage of additional disturbance due to the addition of the compensating terms. In this study, a complete decoupling of the d and q axes was achieved, and the first-order transfer functions were obtained for the control loops using systematic block-reduction algebra and direct synthesis approaches. With this model, computational complexities are reduced and the inner control loops are free from impedance interaction effects, thereby achieving enhanced transient stability. Perfect decoupling of the voltage vectors is achieved by the matrix diagonalization method. Furthermore, the novelty of the proposed control is that the decoupled model is integrated with a normalization-based coordinate control strategy for effective bidirectional power transfer via the interlinking converter. Additionally, the proposed controller’s validity was tested for its performance under different transients in the MATLAB Simulink platform. The simulation results validated the proposed control strategy by showing that a faster response is ensured. A high-quality reference signal is generated due to the effective decoupling achieved. This observation was also validated by comparing the T.H.D. levels of a decoupled model’s reference power signal to one without a decoupling strategy. Full article
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The Scheduling Research of a Wind-Solar-Hydro Hybrid System Based on a Sand-Table Deduction Model at Ultra-Short-Term Scales
by Tianyao Zhang, Weibin Huang, Shijun Chen, Yanmei Zhu, Fuxing Kang, Yerong Zhou and Guangwen Ma
Energies 2023, 16(7), 3280; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16073280 - 06 Apr 2023
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Establishing a wind-solar-hydro hybrid generation system is an effective way of ensuring the smooth passage of clean energy into the grid, and its related scheduling research is a complex and real-time optimization problem. Compared with the traditional scheduling method, this research investigates and [...] Read more.
Establishing a wind-solar-hydro hybrid generation system is an effective way of ensuring the smooth passage of clean energy into the grid, and its related scheduling research is a complex and real-time optimization problem. Compared with the traditional scheduling method, this research investigates and improves the accuracy of the scheduling model and the flexibility of the scheduling strategy. The paper innovatively introduces a sand-table deduction model and designs a real-time adaptive scheduling algorithm to evaluate the source-load matching capability of the hybrid wind-solar-hydro system at ultra-short-term scales, and verifies it through arithmetic examples. The results show that the proposed adaptive sand-table scheduling model can reflect the actual output characteristics of the hybrid wind-solar-hydro system, track the load curve, and suppress the fluctuation of wind and solar energy, with good source-load matching capability. Full article
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