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International Journal of Power Electronics
International Journal of Power Electronics


Special Issue on: "Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems and Micro Grids"

Editor in Chief: Dr. S. Paramasivam, ESAB Engineering Services Limited, India
Guest Editor: Dr. Josep M. Guerrero, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

The generation of highly reliable, good quality electrical power near the place where it is demanded can imply a change of paradigm. This concept, named distributed generation (DG), is especially promising when dispersed energy storage systems (fuel cells, compressed-air devices, or flywheels) and renewable energy resources (photovoltaic arrays, variable speed wind turbines, or combined cycle plants) are available. These resources can be connected through power conditioning ac units to local electric power networks also known as micro grids.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Renewable energy systems for distributed generation in stand-alone and grid-connected applications
  • Storage energy systems for micro grid applications: UPS systems, hydrogen and fuel cells, compressed air devices, superconductor magnetic energy storage (SMES), or flywheels
  • Supervision, management, security, and control of micro grids
  • Micro generation systems: micro turbines, small wind turbines, photovoltaic and hybrid systems, for autonomous or grid-connected applications
  • Islanding issues: anti-islanding algorithms for grid connected applications and control for isolated grids
  • Modelling and control of power converters for distributed generation
  • Flexible micro grids able to operate in both grid-connected and islanded modes
  • Power electronic converters for distributed generation with especial functionalities: line impedance estimation, islanding operation, or fault ride-through, among others
  • New trends on distributed generation systems and micro grids

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper due: 30 May, 2009

Acceptance notification: 15 July, 2009

Final paper version due: 15 August, 2009