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 6.1 weeks after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 8.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Design and Operation of Microgrids

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Daming Zhang, PhD

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia

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Research interests: Magnetics for power converters; Autonomous AC microgrid; Gravitational potential energy storage; Power system protection for islanded microgrid either DC or AC or hybrid.

Farhad Shahnia, PhD, Associate Professor

Murdoch University, Australia

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Research interests: Electricity Distribution Networks; Application of Power Electronics in Distribution Networks; Microgrid & Smart Grid; Power Quality.

Li Li, PhD, Associate Professor

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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Research interests: Control engineering; Calculus of variations, mathematical aspects of systems theory and control theory; Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems; Electrical energy generation; Electrical energy storage.

About This Topic

Integration of renewable energy generation with existing large power systems is the main trend for solving energy crisis due to the potential depletion of fossil fuels. In the meantime, autonomous microgrids in the scale of hundreds of kilowatts to tens of megawatts are in fast development and will become a feasible choice in the near future. This is to meet ever increasing consumption of electricity due to population growth and higher level of electrification of modern life. In this special issue of call-for-paper, authors are invited to write papers on design and operation of microgrids. The topics are mainly about but not limited to the following several aspects of this state-of-art research:

  1. Technologies for enhancing the level of integration of renewable generation with existing large power systems and system stability issue;
  2. Design and operation of autonomous ac microgrids in the scale of hundreds of kilowatts to several megawatts, even tens of megawatts;
  3. Research on equivalent DC sources for supplying power to the inverters in the large-scale ac microgrids;
  4. Study on solid-state transformers in the formation of large-scale ac microgrids;
  5. Methods for minimizing change of infrastructure of the existing power system when incorporating higher level of renewable generation;
  6. Emerging energy storage systems for buffering the intermittence of renewable generations.

In-depth review articles are also welcome.

Keywords

Autonomous microgrid, energy storage, grid-tied microgrid, penetration level, solid-state transformers, stability issue.

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