Special Issue "Wind Generators Modelling and Control"

Deadline extended: 30 November 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We invite submissions to a Special Issue of the journal Energies on the topic of “Wind Generators Modelling and Control”.

Wind power is among the world's fastest growing renewable sources, with significant impacts on power quality, electrical grid stability, and reliability. Indeed, major challenges are involved in the modeling, control, and general operation of these systems; for example, due to sudden wind power variations and unpredictability, without proper modeling and intelligent coordination control, these wind generation systems cannot function effectively.

To address these issues, it is necessary to focus on the performance, modeling, and control of different wind generators, i.e., the squirrel-cage induction generator (SCIG), the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG), the permanent-magnet synchronous generator (PMSG), and their integration in traditional electrical grids and novel smart grids. Therefore, relevant research topics are represented by wind generator modeling techniques, both in transient and steady-state, as well as control systems, based on traditional (PI, PID) or novel control strategies (e.g., Fuzzy Logic, Neural network, etc.), with particular attention to grid disturbances, fault ride-through (FRT) and low voltage ride through (LVRT) techniques, and protection devices for power electronic converters.

This Special Issue would like to encourage original contributions regarding recent developments and ideas in wind generator modeling and control. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Wind generator technologies, wind turbines control, wind generator diagnostics, grid interconnection, fault ride-through operation, protection devices (both on rotor and stator side), reliability, operations and maintenance, and smart-grid integration.

Prof. Marco Mussetta
Guest Editor

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs).

Keywords

  • wind power
  • wind turbines
  • wind farms
  • offshore wind energy
  • numerical modeling
  • power electronics
  • Fuzzy Logic Control
  • neural network
  • smart grid
  • power system

Guest Editor

Prof. Marco Mussetta
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Energy, Via Lambruschini 4, 20156 Milano, Italy.