Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes original research and review articles and also publishes Survey, Comments, Perspectives, Reviews, News & Views, Tutorial and Discussion Papers from experts in these fields to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends. 

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

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Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 4.3 weeks after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019

Special Issue

Economics of Energy Storage for Commercial and Residential Buildings

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ahmad Abuheiba

1. R&D Associate Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA

2. Member, ASHRAE, 1791 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA

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Research Interests: thermal systems model and analysis, thermofluid engineering, building energy simulation, energy storage and alternative cooling and heating

About This Topic

Commercial and residential buildings consume 20% of the total delivered energy globally. These buildings typically have large fluctuation in their thermal and electric demands, both on short-term basis, e.g. over one day, and long-term basis, e.g. over one year. Energy storage in buildings has tremendous potential. To building owners and operators, energy storage provides operational flexibility that enables optimization of energy consumption of buildings. This optimization leads to energy efficiency gains, utility bill savings, improved resilience and higher reliability. To grid operators, behind the meter energy storage effectively turns buildings into grid assets, rather than grid load. Buildings could be used by grid operators to provide grid services. With the rapidly rising interest in, and actual deployment of, behind-the-meter energy storage, there has been large body of research in the area. Research has been focused on the development of new technologies, raising the readiness level of existing ones, and integrating storage into building equipment and appliances. Less attention has been paid to economic valuation of behind the meter-the-meter energy storage. This issue focuses on the economics of behind-the-meter storage in residential and commercial buildings, including, but not limited to, technology-specific technoeconomic potential, technology-independent methodologies to systemically evaluate economics of energy storage in buildings, economic models for aggregation of behind-the-meter storage and economics of equipment integrated storage.


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Behind the meter storage; Energy storage economics; Storage aggregation; On-board storage technoeconomics; Building equipment integrated storage