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International Journal of Power Electronics
International Journal of Power Electronics


Special Issue on: "DC Microgrids and LVDC Distribution Networks"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Danfoss Drives A/S, Denmark
Prof. Josep M. Guerrero, Aalborg University, Denmark
Prof. Kai Sun, Tsinghua University, China

Over 100 years ago, alternating current (AC) won “war of currents” over direct current (DC) as the prominent form of electricity due to the fact that the AC transformers voltage can step up and down to facilitate power transmission over long distances with reduced losses. However, due to recent developments in power electronics, the proliferation of DC nature electrical loads, renewable energy sources and energy storage devices, DC systems are becoming a feasible alternative for electrical distribution networks with better efficiency and reliability. Due to these advantages, it is expected that the use of DC systems will increase in future buildings, data-centers, ships, aircrafts and other electrical power systems. Despite all of these advantages, there are a number of technical challenges for the practical implementation of DC distribution systems, such as lack of standardised equipment, protections, voltage levels standardisation, power system stability and grounding. Hence, the objective of this special issue is to disseminate the recent technological advancement in DC microgrids and distribution systems both from academia and industry.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Architectures of DC distribution systems in smart residential, commercial and industrial applications
  • Power electronics topologies for DC distribution systems
  • Wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor applications in DC distribution systems
  • Reliability, stability and power quality issues in DC distribution systems
  • Protections in low voltage DC distribution systems
  • DC microgrid interfacing issues for energy storage devices and renewable energy sources
  • Grounding configuration in low voltage DC distribution systems
  • Voltage standardisation in low voltage DC distribution systems
  • Advanced modelling, analysis, design, operation and application of DC distribution system
  • Energy management system and strategies in DC distribution system
  • Standards and codes relevant to DC distribution system

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor "Dr. Dinesh Kumar" at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 1 February, 2017

Notification to authors: 1 May, 2017

Final versions due by: 1 July, 2017