Special Issue on Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources

In most of the countries, renewable energy sources have touched grid parity. The key to increase the penetration of renewables in the power mix is to have intelligent integration of the renewable energy sources in the power system network. Integration of intermittent renewable energy sources to the power system network depends on the scale of power generation. Higher capacity renewables are connected to the high voltage network and lower capacity renewables are connected in the medium and low voltage network. There are many technical challenges for integrating the renewables at higher voltage levels as well as lower voltage levels. It necessitates many technical developments, for example in power conditioning devices, to fulfil the necessity for demand flexibility and controllable dispatching of the power.

This special issue of ‘International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy’ is going to explore the new strategies for overcoming the technical challenges of grid integration of renewable energy sources, such as interconnection (tie line) capacity among different power system areas (zones), techno-economic hybrid system with several types of distributed energy resources, micro-grid, demand side management capabilities.

The key topics are power grid with significant capacity of renewable energy sources, micro-grid with intermittent renewable energy sources (e.g. building integrated solar photovoltaic systems), combined heat and power plants integration within the micro-grid, centralized and distributed energy storage systems within the micro-grid, demand response system for flexibility considering gird constraints as well as intermittent renewable power productions, smart communities with high penetration of building integrated photovoltaic systems, impact of increasing demand of electric vehicle charging with grid to vehicle and vehicle to grid strategies, wind power integration within the power system network, integration of fuel cell technologies in the distributed network for power production as well as heat utilization, energy storage (e.g. batteries, hydrogen, flywheel, pumped hydro storage, etc), power conditioning devices for grid integration of renewable energy sources, home energy management systems, etc.

Submission:
Please prepare your paper according to the journal template, which is available at http://www.ijsgce.com/uploadfile/2013/0330/20130330071050491.doc  Please submit your paper by Easychair Submission System or by email via icrceconf@126.com

Guest Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Mohan L. Kolhe, Professor in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, PO Box 422, NO 4604, Kristiansand, Norway. E-mail: mohan.l.kolhe@uia.no

Guest Editors:
Prof. Muhammad Arfin Khan Lodhi, Texas Tech University, USA. Email: a.lodhi@ttu.edu
Prof. Ionel Vechiu, Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées. (ESTIA), France. Email: i.vechiu@gmail.com

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: January 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2018
Registration Deadline: February 25, 2018
Conference Dates: March 30-April 1, 2018
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