Call for Papers Energy Systems - Springer Special Issue on Smart Microgrids


Microgrids are associated with significant benefits nowadays and have been receiving increasing attention in the world. Although the development of microgrids is growing, there are still several challenges to optimize their operation and efficiently control them when connected to the main grid or operating in islanded mode. In addition, microgrids are now powered by renewable energy resources, and coordinating in real-time demand and supply is essential to optimize the operation of the system. This special issue is intended to promote the research related to Smart Microgrids, focusing on microgrids powered by renewable resources and controlled by smart algorithms. We invite all members of the community to submit a paper.
Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:
(1)  Development of smart algorithms to control microgrids
(2)   Integrating microgrids with the main grid: development of models and standards
(3)   Monitoring strategies applied to microgrids
(4)   Automation and protection of microgrids
(5)   Optimizing the operation of microgrids
(6)   Optimal Volt/var control
(7)    Energy management in smart microgrids
(8)    Integration of distributed electric resources
(9)     Energy storage for microgrids
All submissions will be reviewed according to the standards of Energy Systems. Note that Energy Systems also accepts review papers. Please use Springer's LaTeX macro package and choose the formatting option “smallextended”. Authors should submit their manuscripts via the Energy Systems online submission system selecting as article type "S.I. : Smart Microgrids".

Important Dates (Extended deadline):
Manuscript Submission Deadline Date:  15 November 2020
Authors Notification Date:  15 January 2021
Revised Papers Due Date:  15 March 2021
Final Notification Date:  15 May 2021

Special Issue Editors:
?Bala Venkatesh, Center for Urban Energy, Ryerson University, Canada 
Mariana Resener, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 
Osvaldo Ronald Saavedra, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil 
Panos Pardalos, Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, USA 
À Diretoria,