Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems

Submission Deadline: 01 August 2021 (closed)

Guest Editors

Prof. Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo, University of Tabriz, Iran.
Prof. Omar H. Abdalla, Helwan University, Egypt.
Dr. Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Dr. Amin Mohammadpour-Shotorbani, The University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Canada.
Dr. Hady H. Fayek, Heliopolis University, Egypt.


Modern power systems are facing significant structural changes due to the growing penetration of renewable energy sources, and advances in control and information technologies. Nonetheless, improvements in certain technologies have had notable impacts on power system transition such as widespread use of information and communication technologies in power systems operation, continuous increase of renewable energies share in the power generation, integration of renewable sources while maintaining grid’s stability and reliability, and extensive use of artificial intelligence in the power system. These improvements are leading the modern power systems to a new era in a process known as energy transition. The energy transition is considered as a route aiming to convert the global energy sector from centralized power systems and fossil-fuel power plants into sustainable and resilient smart grids.

The special issue topics include but are not limited to

• Grid codes

• Smart grid modeling and architectures

• Renewable energy systems and grid integration

• Electric vehicles role in modern power systems

• Power systems resilience in the face of faults and disasters

• Self-healing schemes for electrical power systems

• Energy auditing and management

• Microgrids management and control

• Islanding in power systems

• Wide-area control and protection of modern power systems

• Integrated community-based energy systems

• Local energy systems

• Multi-stakeholder energy systems

• Multi-carrier and integrated energy systems

• Vector coupling energy storage systems

• Low-carbon technologies in energy systems

• Integration and control of energy storage systems

• Renewable energy hosting capacity

• Demand-side control

• Flexibility services in integrated energy systems

• The market for flexibility services

• IoT in power system applications

• Role of cloud/edge computing technology on energy systems modernization

• Effect of ICT and cybersecurity trends on energy systems of the future

• Big data in power systems

• Water-Energy Nexus


Smart grid architecture; Photovoltaics; Wind power; Bioenergy; Energy storage; Power system protection and control; Self-healing; Dispersed generation; Microgrids; Grid reliability and stability; Grid monitoring; Energy transition; Energy markets and electricity trading; Grid codes; Aggregators; Demand response.

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Traceability Technology of DC Electric Energy Metering for On-Site Inspection of Chargers

    Hua Li, Dezhi Xiong, Zhi Wang
    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.3, pp. 715-727, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.022990
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract The on-site inspection of high-power DC chargers results in new DC high-current measurement and DC energy traceability system requirements. This paper studies the traceability technology of electric energy value for automotive high-power DC chargers, including: (1) the traceability method of the built-in DC energy meter and shunt of the charger; (2) precision DC high current and small precision DC voltage output and measurement technology. This paper designs a 0.1 mA~600 A DC high current measurement system and proposes a 0.005 level DC power measurement traceability system. The uncertainty evaluation experiment of the DC power measurement calibration system and the high-power… More >

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    Review on Capacity Optimization of Traction Transformer for High-Speed Railway

    Ruoqiong Li, Linrun Xiao, Jingtao Lu, Xin Li
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.6, pp. 2533-2548, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.020803
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract In electrified railways, traction load not only fluctuates between peaks and valleys, but also has a situation of low utilization rate of average load throughout the day and short overload. The traction transformer selects the capacity with the peak load as the demand boundary, which will cause the capacity utilization rate to be low and even lead to the economic decline of the traction power supply system. This article summarizes the existing configuration methods for capacity optimization of traction transformer. Then under the conditions of energy storage and new energy access to traction power supply system, the three aspects are… More >

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    How Load Aggregators Avoid Risks in Spot Electricity Market: In the Framework of Power Consumption Right Option Contracts

    Jiacheng Yang, Xiaohe Zhai, Zhongfu Tan, Zhenghao He
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.3, pp. 883-906, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.018033
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract There is uncertainty in the electricity price of spot electricity market, which makes load aggregators undertake price risks for their agent users. In order to allow load aggregators to reduce the spot market price risk, scholars have proposed many solutions, such as improving the declaration decision-making model, signing power mutual insurance contracts, and adding energy storage and mobilizing demand-side resources to respond. In terms of demand side, calling flexible demand-side resources can be considered as a key solution. The user's power consumption rights (PCRs) are core contents of the demand-side resources. However, there have been few studies on the pricing… More >

  • Open Access


    An Improved Immune Clone Selection Algorithm for Parameters Optimization of Marine Electric Power System Stabilizer

    Zong Bi, Weifeng Shi, Tiewei Song
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.3, pp. 907-928, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.019627
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract In the marine electric power system, the marine generators will be disturbed by the large change of loads or the fault of the power system. The marine generators usually installed power system stabilizers to damp power system oscillations through the excitation control. This paper proposes a novel method to obtain optimal parameter values for Power System Stabilizer (PSS) to suppress low-frequency oscillations in the marine electric power system. In this paper, a newly developed immune clone selection algorithm was improved from the three aspects of the adaptive incentive degree, vaccination, and adaptive mutation strategies. Firstly, the typical PSS implementation type… More >

  • Open Access


    Power Quality Assessment Based on Rough AHP and Extension Analysis

    Guofeng Liu, Can Zhang, Zhengyi Zhu, Xuyan Wang
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.3, pp. 929-946, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.014816
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract Due to the increasing power consumption of whole society and widely using of new non-linear and asymmetric electrical equipment, power quality assessment problem in the new period has attracted more and more attention. The mathematical essence of comprehensive assessment of power quality is a multi-attribute optimal decision-making problem. In order to solve the key problem of determining the indicator weight in the process of power quality assessment, a rough analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is proposed to aggregate the judgment opinions of multiple experts and eliminate the subjective effects of single expert judgment. Based on the advantage of extension analysis for… More >

  • Open Access


    A New Proximity Indicator for Assessment of Voltage Stability and Critical Loadability Point

    Chandrakant Dondariya, D. K. Sakravdia
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.3, pp. 947-963, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.019118
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract This paper presents a newly developed proximity indicator for voltage stability assessment which can be used to predict critical real system load and voltages at various load buses at critical loading point. The proximity indicator varies almost parabolic with total real load demand and reaches orthogonally to real load axis. This relation has been utilized to predict critical loading point. It has been shown that two operating points are needed for estimating critical point and proper selection of operating points and variation of proximity indicator near collapse point highly affect the accuracy of estimation. Simulation is based on load flow… More >

  • Open Access


    Multifunction Battery Energy Storage System for Distribution Networks

    Omar H. Abdalla, Gamal Abdel-Salam, Azza A. A. Mostafa
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.2, pp. 569-589, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.018693
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is one of the potential solutions to increase energy system flexibility, as BESS is well suited to solve many challenges in transmission and distribution networks. Examples of distribution network’s challenges, which affect network performance, are: (i) Load disconnection or technical constraints violation, which may happen during reconfiguration after fault, (ii) Unpredictable power generation change due to Photovoltaic (PV) penetration, (iii) Undesirable PV reverse power, and (iv) Low Load Factor (LF) which may affect electricity price. In this paper, the BESS is used to support distribution networks in reconfiguration after a fault, increasing Photovoltaic (PV) penetration,… More >

  • Open Access


    A Dual Arm Complementary Hybrid Modulation Strategy Combining NL-SPWM for MMC Applications

    Mingwan Mei, Ping Wang, Yanbo Che, Zihan Lv, Zmarrak Wali Khanand, Chao Xing
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.2, pp. 591-607, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.016585
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)

    In the medium voltage direct current (MVDC) transmission system, a small number of MMC sub modules will reduce the power quality. In this paper, based on the research background of Photovoltaic Medium Voltage Direct Current (PV-MVDC) system, a Hybrid Modulation Strategy based on the Decoupled Double Synchronous Reference Frame (DDSRF) control strategy is proposed. The dual arm complementary hybrid modulation combining nearest-level-SPWM (NL-SPWM) can keep the number of SMs in the ON state constant. Then, the corresponding voltage sharing control algorithm of sub module (SM) is introduced. Through theoretical calculation, the modulation strategy can be found to stabilize the DC… More >

  • Open Access


    Coordinated Control Strategy for Harmonic Compensation of Multiple Active Power Filters

    Jianfeng Yang, Rende Qi, Yang Liu, Yu Ding
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.2, pp. 609-620, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.016969
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract In order to minimize the harmonic distortion rate of the current at the common coupling point, this paper proposes a coordinated allocation strategy of harmonic compensation capacity considering the performance of active power filters (APF). On the premise of proportional distribution of harmonic compensation capacity, the harmonic compensation rate of each APF is considered, and the harmonic current value of each APF to be compensated is obtained. At the same time, the communication topology is introduced. Each APF takes into account the compensation ability of other APFs. Finally, three APFs with different capacity and performance are configured at the harmonic… More >

  • Open Access


    A Fault Current Limiting Hybrid DC Circuit Breaker

    Lei Huang, Qian Zhang, Wenlei Liu, Ruixue Liu
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.2, pp. 621-636, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.016769
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract Due to the low impedance characteristic of the high voltage direct current (HVDC) grid, the fault current rises extremely fast after a DC-side fault occurs, and this phenomenon seriously endangers the safety of the HVDC grid. In order to suppress the rising speed of the fault current and reduce the current interruption requirements of the main breaker (MB), a fault current limiting hybrid DC circuit breaker (FCL-HCB) has been proposed in this paper, and it has the capability of bidirectional fault current limiting and fault current interruption. After the occurrence of the overcurrent in the HVDC grid, the current limiting… More >

  • Open Access


    The Use of Single-Phase Immersion Cooling by Using Two Types of Dielectric Fluid for Data Center Energy Savings

    Nugroho Agung Pambudi, Awibi Muhamad Yusuf, Alfan Sarifudin
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.1, pp. 275-286, 2022, DOI:10.32604/EE.2022.017356
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract Data centers are recognized as one of the most important aspects of the fourth industrial revolution since conventional data centers are inefficient and have dependency on high energy consumption, in which the cooling is responsible for 40% of the usage. Therefore, this research proposes the immersion cooling method to solving the high energy consumption of data centers by cooling its component using two types of dielectric fluids. Four stages of experimental methods are used, such as fluid types, cooling effectiveness, optimization, and durability. Furthermore, benchmark software is used to measure the CPU maximum work with the temperature data performed for… More >

  • Open Access


    Quantifying Contribution of DER-Integrated EV Parking Lots to Reliability of Power Distribution Systems

    Bo Zeng, Yixian Liu, Yangfan Luo
    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.6, pp. 1713-1728, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.016678
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract In the future smart cities, parking lots (PLs) can accommodate hundreds of electric vehicles (EVs) at the same time. This trend creates an opportunity for PLs to serve as a potential flexibility resource, considering growing penetration of EVs and integration of distributed energy resources DER (such as photovoltaic and energy storages). Given this background, this paper proposes a comprehensive evaluation framework to investigate the potential role of DER-integrated PLs (DPL) with the capability of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) in improving the reliability of the distribution network. For this aim, first, an overview for the distribution system with DPLs is provided. Then, a… More >

  • Open Access


    Load Forecasting of the Power System: An Investigation Based on the Method of Random Forest Regression

    Fuyun Zhu, Guoqing Wu
    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.6, pp. 1703-1712, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.015602
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract Accurate power load forecasting plays an important role in the power dispatching and security of grid. In this paper, a mathematical model for power load forecasting based on the random forest regression (RFR) was established. The input parameters of RFR model were determined by means of the grid search algorithm. The prediction results for this model were compared with those for several other common machine learning methods. It was found that the coefficient of determination (R2) of test set based on the RFR model was the highest, reaching 0.514 while the corresponding mean absolute error (MAE) and the mean squared… More >

  • Open Access


    A Weighted Combination Forecasting Model for Power Load Based on Forecasting Model Selection and Fuzzy Scale Joint Evaluation

    Bingbing Chen, Zhengyi Zhu, Xuyan Wang, Can Zhang
    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.5, pp. 1499-1514, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.015145
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract To solve the medium and long term power load forecasting problem, the combination forecasting method is further expanded and a weighted combination forecasting model for power load is put forward. This model is divided into two stages which are forecasting model selection and weighted combination forecasting. Based on Markov chain conversion and cloud model, the forecasting model selection is implanted and several outstanding models are selected for the combination forecasting. For the weighted combination forecasting, a fuzzy scale joint evaluation method is proposed to determine the weight of selected forecasting model. The percentage error and mean absolute percentage error of… More >

  • Open Access


    Open-Circuit Faults Diagnosis in Direct-Drive PMSG Wind Turbine Converter

    Wei Zhang, Qihui Ling, Qiancheng Zhao, Hushu Wu
    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.5, pp. 1515-1535, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014162
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)
    Abstract The condition monitoring and fault diagnosis have been identified as the key to achieving higher availabilities of wind turbines. Numerous studies show that the open-circuit fault is a significant contributor to the failures of wind turbine converter. However, the multiple faults combinations and the influence of wind speed changes abruptly, grid voltage sags and noise interference have brought great challenges to fault diagnosis. Accordingly, concerning the open-circuit fault of converters in direct-driven PMSG wind turbine, a diagnostic method for multiple open-circuit faults is proposed in this paper, which is divided into two tasks: The first one is the fault detection… More >

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