Submission Deadline: 31 August 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.
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Associate Editor: Bin Zhou, Hunan University, China
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