Evolving Technologies in Energy Storage Systems for Energy Systems Applications

Submission Deadline: 01 January 2021

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Evolving Technologies in Energy Storage Systems for Energy Systems Applications.

Growing concern for the increasing demand in energy and a deteriorating climate has prompted  researchers and scientists to try to think of renewable energy sources. This creates propitious opportunities in mitigating the production of greenhouse gases and fabricating innovative electrical models to make the technology accessible worldwide. However, these sources are intermittent in nature, causing discrepancies in supply and demand due to phenomena such as the production of duck curve. Energy storage systems such as batteries, flywheels and super/ultra-capacitors play vital roles in compensating such inconsistencies. Different batteries are being modeled and analyzed according to their capacity and usage in grids or industries. Battery management systems perform various analyses on miscellaneous parameters such as state of charge, state of health, depth of charge, and internal resistance to determine the quality. They furthermore implement several control schemes based on artificial intelligence or machine learning to make these batteries capable  of versatile applications. At the end of a battery’s calendar life, it can be refurbished for a second life, making it substantially more usable for numerous applications, such as powering up residences, transportation, and communication systems. Electric vehicles, being the primary source of second-life batteries, have many promising uses of energy storage systems. The standards, policies, safety concerns, business models, barriers, and possible solutions should be investigated to promote more use of second-life batteries. Proper recycling and disposal procedures should also be followed after the end of their second life, which is a matter of considerable research interest.

As the conventional electrical infrastructure is moving towards a distributed scheme, smart grids and microgrids are propagating to meet the users’ requirements.

Energy storage is of the utmost importance for distributed power systems and utility-scale applications. Storage systems largely affect the plans of load leveling, load shifting, and energy arbitrage in power systems. New electric models of power electronic devices in these systems are making grid-tied technologies possible, facilitating the designs of state-of-the-art storage systems. As power and energy density vary in distributed systems, different storage devices fulfill one of the criteria for grid resiliency. This is where hybrid energy storage systems come into play, combining different devices of alternate features for improved steady and transient characteristics. Along with the existing storage technologies, several advanced battery schemes such as solid-state batteries and thin-film Li-ion batteries are studied to make future contributions in the field of energy storage systems.

This Special Section in IEEE Access will target numerous prospects in evolving technologies in energy storage systems for energy systems applications. We invite both review and research articles in order to represent ingenious technologies related to the domain, which would make our Special Section more resourceful.

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

  • Roles of different energy storage systems in Energy System applications
  • Parametric analysis and electric modeling of energy storage systems
  • Design of power electronic devices in the domain of energy storage
  • Prospects of energy storage systems in electric vehicles
  • Planning of utility scale energy storage
  • Roles of energy storage schemes in distributed power systems
  • Battery management systems and their control strategies
  • Trends and potentialities of second life batteries
  • Alternative and hybrid energy storage systems
  • Future of energy storage systems and advanced battery technologies

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Associate Editor: Eklas Hossain, Oregon Institute of Technology, USA

Guest Editors:

    1. Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Aalborg University, Denmark
    2. Moin Hanif, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE and University of Johannesburg, South Africa
    3. Ramazan Bayindir, Gazi University, Turkey
    4. Ryan Mayfield, Mayfield Renewables, USA


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Addressing Challenging Issues of Grids with High Penetration of Grid Connected Power Converters: Towards Future and Smart Grids
  2. Emerging Technologies for Energy Internet
  3. Advances in Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing for Industry Applications

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

Article submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: eklas.hossain@oit.edu.