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The Smart grid is defined as an interdependent cyber-physical system which enables better understanding of the power grid. In recent years, research into the smart grid framework has accelerated, with improvements to telecommunication and computing infrastructure and an increase in the installation of renewable energy generators, both at transmission level and as distributed sources to power grids worldwide.
Developments to smart grid frameworks are needed to further investigate ways in which was can solve new energy related challenges for today’s society. This includes but is not limited to; energy water nexus, energy-water-food nexus, and the energy trilemma of reliability, sustainability and affordability.
Smart Grids is aimed at publishing innovative insights into the scientific, engineering, social-economic and regulatory aspects of smart grid research. This includes, but is not limited to:
· Electricity Transmission and distribution
· Distributed control and power system automation
· New technologies in Smart Meters
· Smart Grid Telecommunication and computing infrastructure
· Reliability, efficiency and security of smart grid
· Renewable Energy generation and grid connections
· Social economic and regulatory aspects of a smart grid
In doing so, this section aims to provide an inspiring platform for researchers and industrial experts to share their work on smart grids.
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PMCID: coming soon for all published articles
Smart Grids welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Protocols, Research Snapshot, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Smart Grids, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Smart Grids will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Energy Research.