Special Issue: Renewable Energy Integration in Smart Grid and Energy Internet

Theme and Scope

A smart, reliable, and efficient power supply is always essential for the proper functioning of smart grid systems. The appropriate use of renewable energy resources will help meet the demands for smart grids efficiently. At present, we see a boom in renewable energy sources, and it's moving faster with renewable energy. Its adoption is continuously increasing at an unprecedented rate, and it creates the requirement of smart energy solutions. However, the integration of wind energy sources into the smart grid environment is often complicated to a great extent. This is because integrating renewable energy sources into smart grid infrastructures necessitates fundamental changes to the grid operation. The power supply will often be intermittent and uncertain, resulting in unreliable transmission and distribution systems. For example, wind energy is often dependent on weather conditions, and conventional electric grids cannot easily support it. Hence, there is a crucial requirement for manual switching between wind energy sources and long-established power plants for the uninterrupted power supply.

The ground-breaking development of smart grids through the energy internet has escalated the growth of renewable energy sources, including wind energy. The key idea behind the energy internet is to create a networked system of smart energy infrastructure components across generation units, automated distribution equipment, loads, units, storage, and energy meters. Here, the major objective is to collect, organise, and make information from an individual grid device across the network available to every other grid management participant simply and quickly. One major challenge is that the amount of data continues to grow rapidly with an increasing number of devices. Despite the challenges, the use of energy internet technologies enables the consumers and the prosumers to autonomously coordinate supply and demand among themselves to manage the energy demand efficiently. It also provides smart forecasting systems that predict the future energy demands based on the factors such as expected traffic flow, weather forecasts, and other necessary information. 

To sum up, achieving the goal of renewable energy integration in smart grids with energy internet is not without challenges. The safe transmission and processing of data specifically play an essential role, as it needs to be communicated and processed to understand better and actively manage the smart grid operations. More advanced research in this background is crucial to integrate and process a multitude of smart grid infrastructures and wind energy sources, from several manufacturers, with a substantial amount of data safely and reliably. In this regard, this special issue intends to bring out the advances in the Internet of energy for wind energy integration in smart grids.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Automation of renewable energy integration in smart grids with energy internet
  • Smart grid management and energy internet
  • Benefits of using energy internet solutions for wind energy integration in smart grids
  • Challenges faced in implementing energy internet solutions for wind energy integration in smart grids with appropriate solutions
  • IoT enabled smart grids renewable energy linkage and distribution
  • Role of big data analytics and artificial intelligence in renewable energy integration across smart grids
  • Energy internet for elevated wind energy implementation
  • Automation in technologies to improve overall production of renewable energy sources
  • Effective ways of balancing the supply and demand with energy internet solutions
  • Holistic approaches of energy internet for future smart grid applications
  • Control and management of renewable energy and smart grids with energy internet
  • Advances in renewable energy internet
  • Reconfiguration
  • Data centers
  • Heat-Electricity hybridization

Instructions for Manuscripts 

Each paper, written in English, the maximum words number in each paper should be below 8,000 words, including references and illustrations. More information can be found at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/. Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/internet-tech. When submitting papers, authors should specify that the manuscript is for Special Issue on “Renewable Energy Integration in Smart Grid and Energy Internet”. The manuscript template can be found at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/about/submissions#authorGuideline.


Important Dates

Manuscript Submissions Due: April 15, 2022

Author First Notification: June 26, 2022

Revisions Due: August 30, 2022

Final Notification: November 4, 2022

Tentative Publication: the 3rd quarter of 2023

Guest Editors

Dr. Haitham Saad Mohamed Ramadan [Lead Guest Editor]

International Institute of Hydrogen Storage (ISTHY), France

E-mail: haitham.s.ramadan@ieee.org


Dr. Mohamed Becherif

University of Technology of Belfort Montbéliard (UTBM), France

E-mail: mohamed.becherif@utbm.fr


Dr. Mahmoud Khaled

Energy and Thermofluid Group, The International University of Beirut (BIU), Lebanon

E-mail: mahmoud.khaled@liu.edu.lb