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

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

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

Progress of Wind Energy Technology and Its Maintenance

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

Guest Editor

Aritra Ghosh, PhD

Lecturer, Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Research Interests: building integrated wind and PV, LCA of PV and wind system, prediction of wind and solar energy, maintenance and monitoring of PV and wind system, power electronic reliability

About This Topic

The decarbonization in the energy sector requires new energy resources and technologies that support the energy conversion process. In the quest to achieve climate objectives based on decarbonization targets, the growth in renewables, especially wind energy, has become much prominent. For decades, wind energy technologies are being developed and used for different applications at different scales. In recent years, the large-scale deployment of wind energy into the national electric grids is also seen across the globe, making few European and Asian nations as the top leaders in wind power generation. Besides the progress in installation capacities, day by day, new developments in wind turbine technologies (like novel turbine designs, blade configuration, materials, etc.), and electro-mechanical components (like power converters, machine design, machine control, storage facility, etc.) for wind energy conversion are seen. On the other side, new forms of wind power plant installations that include wind trees, urban wind energy harvesters, floating wind turbines, building-integrated wind turbines, etc. are coming up. Although the progress in wind energy technologies and other enabled fields are seen, there observed many challenges related to operation and maintenance in the whole value chain of wind energy technology. In this regard, continuous monitoring, maintenance, risk assessments, and technological support are needed to foster growth in the wind energy sector.

The scope of this special issue is the progress of wind energy technologies and other enabled fields, ensuring the regular maintenance that enhances stability and resilience. This special issue will compile the state of the art reviews, new research, case studies, and conceptual works. The suitable topics include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Novel wind turbine designs
  • Wind farm planning
  • Wake modelling and machine learning applications
  • Blade materials (virgin and recycled)
  • Management of wind turbine waste
  • Manufacturing and demanufacturing technologies
  • Reliable power electronics devices
  • Electro-mechanical control techniques for wind energy
  • Techno-economic-environmental modelling
  • Novel maintenance approaches
  • Wind turbine and blade monitoring
  • Icing and other environmental impacts based on different ecosystems
  • Application of drones in the wind farm operation and maintenance
  • Power performance modelling
  • Economic modelling and comparison of wind turbine technologies
  • Resilient wind-powered urban communities
  • Wind energy in the context of urban infrastructure
  • Floating wind turbines
  • Machine learning and cloud-based solutions for wind farm maintenance
  • Fault mitigation techniques in wind turbines
  • Wearable technology and remote area monitoring

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/account-login by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Energy and Power Technology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.

Keywords

Wind power; Wind energy; Tip-speed ratio (TSR); Aerodynamics; Ice accretion and Icing events; Wind turbine; Condition monitoring; 3D wake model; Wind shear effect; Field measurements; Wake characteristics; Wind turbine vibration; Vibration and noise mitigation; Wind farm planning; Optimization; Variable duct; Controllable shroud; Power coefficient; Augmentation ratio; Wind turbine maintenance; Maintenance optimization; Condition based maintenance; Drones for maintenance; End-of-life management of wind turbines; Robots for wind tower maintenance; Cracks on wind blade; Air foils; Wind blade designs

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