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Advanced Methodology for Control, Planning and Operation of Multi-Energy Systems

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A multi-energy system (MES) aims to integrate multiple energy carriers including electricity, heating and cooling towards a higher energy generation and utilization efficiency. The multi-energy systems are usually implemented in the form of microgrids, smart buildings, and smart homes, smart factories, industrial parks, ship power systems, etc. In those systems, through the coordination of heterogeneous generation units, energy storage systems, as well as flexible loads, multiple energies can be simultaneously generated, transmitted, stored as well as consumed. Recently, modelling multi-energy carrier units, how to optimally deploy them based on their characteristics, and flexibly dispatch and control the whole MES are topics which have gained increasing attention and will need to be investigated further.

This Research Topic aims to present the latest research on the modelling of multi-energy system's modelling, control, operation, and planning for applications in microgrids, smart buildings, and smart homes, smart factories, industrial parks, ship power systems, etc. to increase the overall energy efficiency.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
• Modelling of multi-energy carrier units, microgrids, building, homes, factories, industrial parks, etc.
• Optimal sizing and siting of the multi-energy carrier units in the MES
• Tackling the diverse uncertainties in different energy networks.
• Multi-energy flow modelling and analysis.
• Multi-energy consumption behaviour modelling at the demand side.
• Multi-energy pricing.
• Optimal reconfiguration of multi-energy systems.
• Smart home energy management for a comfortable lifestyle.
• Optimization algorithms development for MES planning and operation
• Data analysis application in Micro grid system


Keywords: Microgrid, Multi-energy system, Optimization and Control, microgrids, smart building, smart homes, energy efficiency


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

A multi-energy system (MES) aims to integrate multiple energy carriers including electricity, heating and cooling towards a higher energy generation and utilization efficiency. The multi-energy systems are usually implemented in the form of microgrids, smart buildings, and smart homes, smart factories, industrial parks, ship power systems, etc. In those systems, through the coordination of heterogeneous generation units, energy storage systems, as well as flexible loads, multiple energies can be simultaneously generated, transmitted, stored as well as consumed. Recently, modelling multi-energy carrier units, how to optimally deploy them based on their characteristics, and flexibly dispatch and control the whole MES are topics which have gained increasing attention and will need to be investigated further.

This Research Topic aims to present the latest research on the modelling of multi-energy system's modelling, control, operation, and planning for applications in microgrids, smart buildings, and smart homes, smart factories, industrial parks, ship power systems, etc. to increase the overall energy efficiency.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
• Modelling of multi-energy carrier units, microgrids, building, homes, factories, industrial parks, etc.
• Optimal sizing and siting of the multi-energy carrier units in the MES
• Tackling the diverse uncertainties in different energy networks.
• Multi-energy flow modelling and analysis.
• Multi-energy consumption behaviour modelling at the demand side.
• Multi-energy pricing.
• Optimal reconfiguration of multi-energy systems.
• Smart home energy management for a comfortable lifestyle.
• Optimization algorithms development for MES planning and operation
• Data analysis application in Micro grid system


Keywords: Microgrid, Multi-energy system, Optimization and Control, microgrids, smart building, smart homes, energy efficiency


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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25 October 2020 Abstract
25 February 2021 Manuscript

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25 October 2020 Abstract
25 February 2021 Manuscript

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