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 not only original research and review articles, but also various other types of articles from experts in these fields, such as Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, and more, to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends.

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Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
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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


Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Progress of Wind Energy Technology and Its Maintenance

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021 (Closed) 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


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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Open Access Original Research

Energy Storage and Installed Wind Capacity Requirements for the Substitution of Fossil Fuels in the Electricity Generation Sector

Received: 19 April 2021;  Published: 10 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2103040


The impending adverse effects of Global Climate Change encourages the substitution of fossil fuels with non-carbon sources for electricity generation. However, while fossil fuel power plants may generate electric power at demand, the most abundant renewable energy sources–wind and solar–are intermittent or periodically variable [...]
Open Access Research Article

Maintenance Optimization of Wind Turbines Using Weather-Dependent Equivalent Age Model

Received: 26 April 2021;  Published: 04 August 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2103036


Aging models are important input into wind farm maintenance and financial viability models. Aging of wind turbines depends on many factors, including both ambient and usage conditions. This paper presents a virtual age based maintenance model for wind turbines considering the effect of wind speed and ambient air temperature on [...]
Open Access Original Research

Measurements of Overwater Gust Factor from Near Surface to Beyond Common Hub Height: A Case Study

Received: 13 December 2020;  Published: 06 July 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2103031


In September 2020 Hurricane Sally affected the north central Gulf of Mexico. Making use of the anemometers data available at 4 oil rigs over the affected region, it is found that, when the atmospheric stability was near-neutral, the gust factor (G) decreases linearly with height from approximately 1.28 at 35m [...]
Open Access Original Research

Automated Probabilistic Analysis and Parametric Modelling of the Seasonal-Diurnal Wind Vector

Received: 14 April 2021;  Published: 25 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102027


A refined and extended version of the Offset Elliptical Normal mixture model has been developed to parameterise the seasonal diurnal wind vector automatically. Automated using R scripts, the method eliminates any potential risk of confirmation bias posed by the manual supervision in the original method. Refinements to the method include the [...]
Open Access Original Research

Estimating Met-Ocean Parameters during a Tropical Cyclone for Marine Science and Engineering

Received: 16 April 2021;  Published: 16 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102025


During a tropical cyclone (TC) worldwide, the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorological Branch (RAMMB) of NOAA/NESDIS ( issues real-time TC surface wind analyses. The purpose of this article is to provide value-added estimations of several meteoro [...]
Open Access Research Article

Interconnected Operations of Electric Vehicle to Grid and Microgrid

Received: 19 December 2020;  Published: 31 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102023


This paper presents the development of a high-performance electric vehicle (EV) synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) drive
Open Access Research Article

A Wind Turbine Emulator Using Field-Oriented Induction Motor

Received: 18 December 2020;  Published: 28 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102018


This paper proposes a Wind Turbine Emulator (WTE) using an Indirect Field Oriented (IFO) Induction Motor (IM). The IM drive can be controlled as a conventional prime mover in speed mode, or a wind turbine in torque-speed mode via robust observed torque control. This paper presents key issues for establishing a high-performance IFO IM drive [...]
Open Access Research Article

A Switched-Reluctance Motor Drive Powered by Switch-Mode Rectifier with Battery Energy Storage Buffer

Received: 23 December 2020;  Published: 07 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102016


This paper presents a three-phase full-bridge boost switch-mode rectifier (SMR) fed switched-reluctance motor (SRM) drive with energy storage buffer. First, the power circuits and control schemes of the two power stages are properly designed. Except for having good line drawn power quality, the boostable DC-link voltage of the SRM drive can [...]
Open Access Original Research

Nowcasting Wind, Wave, Current and Turbulence Intensity for Offshore Wind Power Operation and Maintenance

Received: 21 December 2020;  Published: 24 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101014


In order to improve offshore wind power operation and maintenance (O&M), particularly during tropical and non-tropical cyclones, short-term forecasts or nowcasts up to 6 hours of meteorological and oceanographic (met-ocean) parameters including wind, waves, currents and turbulence intensity are needed. On the basis of numerous air-sea [...]
Open Access Review

Accelerated Controller Tuning for Wind Turbines Under Multiple Hazards

Received: 26 December 2020;  Published: 04 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101011


During their lifecycle, wind turbines can be subjected to multiple hazard loads, such as high-intensity wind, earthquake, wave, and mechanical unbalance. Excessive vibrations, due to these loads, can have detrimental effects on energy production, structural lifecycle, and the initial cost of wind turbines. Vibration control by various means [...]