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Advances in Energy Management of User and Building-level Integrated Energy Systems

Guest Editors-in-Chief

Associate Prof. Dan Wang, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Guest Associate Editors:

Dr. Xinwei Shen, Tsinghua-berkeley shenzhen institute, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen,  China

Dr. Meysam Qadrdan, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Dr. Xiaolong Jin, Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE), Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

The recent years experienced a rapid increase of energy consumption in integrated energy systems (IES) worldwide, especially for buildings due to the rapid process of urbanisation of the world's population and development of economics. According to the International Energy Agency, buildings’ share of the worldwide energy usage is about 40%. Thus, the technology on energy consumption reduction and intelligent energy management of user and building-level integrated energy systems plays a very important role in controlling global energy demand and mitigating climate change.

Recent technical advances provide an opportunity and a desirable infrastructure for intelligent energy management of user and building-level IES. In terms of user-level IES, the development of energy generation, conversion and storage technologies provides technical support for multi-energy complementary and coordination. In addition, the development of integrated demand response technologies and energy market allows users to interact with IES by converting energy resources or changing energy usage behaviours. For building-level IES, with the increasing connection of renewable generation and controllable energy load (e.g., electric vehicles, HVACs, heat pumps, etc.), traditional buildings are becoming prosumers, who can both consume and generate energy. Furthermore, fast development of technologies of monitoring, control and management in energy systems enables smart buildings manage their energy utilizations in an optimal way.

Thus, to further spread the technical advances related to energy management of integrated energy systems and smart buildings, a special issue entitled “Advances in Energy Management of user and building-level integrated energy systems” is proposed for the international journal of Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following research topics and technologies:

Modelling and analysis techniques of user-level integrated energy systemsModelling, simulation and control of buildings’ energy utilizationEnergy management technologies of user and building-level integrated energy systemsVehicle-to-Building technology, building-to-grid modelling and operation methodsInteraction strategies of user and building-level integrated energy systems considering energy marketAdvanced demonstration projects in energy management of user and building-level integrated energy systems

All papers and supplementary information (if any) should be submitted online and prepared according to PCMP guidelines. Authors should indicate that the paper is submitted for the thematic series in their cover letter and is not published or being considered to be published elsewhere. All submission will be subject to peer review before possible acceptance for publication in PCMP which is free of charge and highly accessed by readers from all over the world.

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