Key Enabling Technologies for Prosumer Energy Management

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Key Enabling Technologies for Prosumer Energy Management.

Distributed energy resources (DERs), such as photovoltaics, electric vehicles, energy storage and heat pump devices, play a central role in the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables. The growing penetration of DERs has made it possible for traditional passive consumers to evolve into active prosumers. Compared with traditional consumers, prosumers are capable of managing their energy generation, storage and consumption simultaneously. Prosumers can not only participate in electricity market transactions, e.g., minimizing the cost of energy procurement, but also facilitate smart grid operations, e.g., providing ancillary service to power grids. With the booming development of prosumers, a prosumer energy management system is urgently needed to take full advantage of prosumers’ flexibility while taking the interests of other parties into account. In recent years, several prosumer energy management strategies have been proposed in literature, such as the peer-to-peer approach, coordinated scheduling-based scheme and centralized control method. However, these strategies have the following deficiencies: (1) they lack comprehensive analytics and intelligent control tools compatible with the existing energy management systems to reduce energy costs; (2) they do not address how to increase the prosumer profitability through improved customer segmentation; (3) they do not analyze the intrinsic revenue streams among prosumers.

To handle these deficiencies, the current energy management system needs to be rigorously re-engineered into an integrated and intelligent system that manages not only the smart grid but also the multi-energy system with couplings of electricity, thermal and natural gas networks. To this end, a large number of prosumers will actively participate in system-wide and local coordination tasks. Therefore, the modeling methods and related key enabling technologies are still hot topics that require substantial scientific research.

Research into prosumer energy management involves a wide range of disciplines, including power engineering, computer science, (micro) economics, thermal and control engineering. This Special Section will bring together researchers and practitioners to introduce and discuss key enabling technologies covering monitoring, operation, planning, marketing and control architectures related to the prosumer energy management.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Electricity market design for prosumer energy management
  • Prosumer-oriented home energy management system
  • Data management and ICT technologies to promote energy trading between prosumers
  • IoTs/Cloud based solutions for prosumer monitoring, management and control
  • Aggregation and disaggregation technologies for integrating and managing prosumers’ DERs
  • New coordinated control methodologies to integrate prosumers’ flexibility into smart grid operations
  • Automated technologies based on market behavior analysis to improve the robustness of prosumer energy management system
  • Market modeling methods based on peer to peer (P2P) energy trading and blockchain
  • Cyber physical modeling and cyber security of prosumer energy management system
  • Interactive energy management system that facilitates the prosumers’ operation
  • Transactive energy system for enabling the operation of prosumer energy management
  • Experiences and lessons learned from the field implementations
  • Renewable energy policies that can promote the development of prosumers in future smart grid
  • Standardization and new technologies that facilitate the application of prosumer energy management

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Associate Editor:  Bin Zhou, Hunan University, China

Guest Editors:

  1. Nian Liu, North China Electric Power University, China
  2. Junjie Hu, North China Electric Power University, China
  3. Guangya Yang, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  4. Ahmad F. Taha, University of Texas, USA
  5. Huaizhi Wang, Shenzhen University, China
  6. Hugo Morais, EDF R&D Department, France
  7. Siqi Bu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  8. Jiayong Li, Hunan University, China

Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Electric Power Systems
  2. Emerging Technologies for Energy Internet
  3. Smart Caching, Communications, Computing and Cybersecurity for Information-Centric Internet of Things

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:  Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide

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