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Special Issue "ICT for Energy"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti

E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
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Interests: power system dynamics, grid automation; real-time simulation; Cloud applications for energy
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ferdinanda Ponci

E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
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Interests: distribution grid automation; grid monitoring; agents in power systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The transformation of the energy system is creating the need for a convergence between the energy and ICT domain. This is particularly true for the electrical grid infrastructure. The so-called Smart Grid is the integration of a distributed intelligent infrastructure on top of the traditional grid. This Special Issue aims at exploring the most advanced examples of interactions of these infrastructures. The main goal is to show how the confluence of Energy and ICT is shaping a completely new scenario for electrical grid operation and planning defining new roles and scenarios. This transformation is affecting all the stakeholders: Distribution grid operators, but also the end customers, now better defined as prosumer for their active role. Papers that present results related to concrete deployments in field test are particularly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti
Prof. Dr. Ferdinanda Ponci
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • distributed intelligence for grid automation
  • Cloud applications
  • active distribution grids

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Open AccessArticle IEC 61850 Configuration Solution to Distributed Intelligence in Distribution Grid Automation
Energies 2017, 10(4), 528; doi:10.3390/en10040528
Received: 2 March 2017 / Revised: 28 March 2017 / Accepted: 10 April 2017 / Published: 13 April 2017
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To solve the configuration issue when using International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850 for distributed intelligence in Distribution Automation Systems (DAS), this paper proposes the configuration solution in terms of semantic models and processing methods. Firstly, the special requirements of the DAS configuration are
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To solve the configuration issue when using International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850 for distributed intelligence in Distribution Automation Systems (DAS), this paper proposes the configuration solution in terms of semantic models and processing methods. Firstly, the special requirements of the DAS configuration are analyzed, consisting of the system boundary of a configuration project, the topology configuration for distributed applications, and the automatic identification of the Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED). The new models of Process, Line, and other elements are then presented based on the System Configuration Language (SCL) to describe the distribution network topology. The planned contents are allocated into a new format of the Configured IED Description (CID) file to realize the distributed applications. A register service is designed, which fulfills the automatic identification of IEDs when they are remotely placed into a DAS. The service checks the configuration status in real-time and automates the whole configuration engineering process. The case study shows that the proposed solution allows an IED to detect the real-time topology and re-establish the data flow configuration with peer IEDs independently from the master station; thus the distributed applications can be performed more autonomously and efficiently. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ICT for Energy)
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type: Article
Title: A Decentralized Energy Management Scheme for Coordinating Community Microgrids
Authors: Kazi Moyeen ul Huq
Affiliation: This paper focuses on the operational issues related to community level microgrids that use Photovoltaic (PV) systems as their main local power generation. The paper shows how several community microgrids with Community Energy Storage(CES) devices can co-operate in a decentralized way to achieve global and local objectives. A rule-based energy management scheme is developed that incorporates the operating constraints such as reducing combined energy consumption during peak load, limiting reverse power flow towards utility, and smoothing PV intermittency. To assure that the proposed scheme will perform well under different operating conditions, typical PV profiles corresponding to different days (sunny day, days with varying cloudiness) were considered. The effectiveness of the rule-based solution is compared to an optimized solution.
Keywords: Decentralized Energy Management System, EMS, Battery Energy storage, Community Energy Storage, Community microgrid

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