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The Emerging Form of Smart Grid: Smart Integrated Energy Systems and Prosumer Centred Energy Community

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Driven by the energy transition, advanced Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), and diversified energy needs, integrated energy systems are emerging, which center the electricity among different energy carriers and transform the smart grid (SG) into an info-energy system. Further, the increasing prevalence of prosumers with distributed Renewable Energy Resource generation and storage share their energy, especially electricity, through market competition. The prosumers’ self-interested and heterogeneous decisions, affected by various factors, such as technical, institutional, psychological, economic, educational, etc., render the energy system a dynamic and adaptive complex system. In this scenario, the goal of energy efficiency, security, affordability and sustainability can only be achieved with a holistic approach and interoperation with other infrastructures that incorporate the combination of technical, commercial, and market arrangements.

This Research Topic solicits on a wide range of the latest and original contributions on the innovative concept, model, technique, knowledge, policy, standard and critical enabling technologies for design, management, and operation of smart grids with the integration of multiple energy systems and active participation of prosumers. Reviews and demonstration on the practice of the smart integrated energy systems (IES) and prosumer community in the smart context are also welcomed.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Design, operation, and simulation of P2X systems (e.g. power-to-gas, power-to-hydrogen);
• Integration of distributed renewable energy sources and storages;
• Operation and control of smart IES;
• V2X (e.g. vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-building) integration and management;
• Pricing mechanism and schemes of local energy markets, including peer-to-peer trading;
• Block-chain and smart-contract for energy transaction, assets management, system control, business innovation, and other services;
• Socio-technical systems of energy community;
• Demand response in IES or SG;
• Formation and operation of virtual power plants;
• Criticality identification and protection for integrated systems (energy systems, cyber-physical systems…);
• Big-data application to the operation and management of the IES and SG;
• Standards, policies, regulations and guidelines for IES and energy community;
• Cooling and heating loads and systems.


Keywords: Smart Integrated Energy Systems, Prosumer Energy Community, Distributed Renewable Energy Sources, Smart Grids


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.

Driven by the energy transition, advanced Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), and diversified energy needs, integrated energy systems are emerging, which center the electricity among different energy carriers and transform the smart grid (SG) into an info-energy system. Further, the increasing prevalence of prosumers with distributed Renewable Energy Resource generation and storage share their energy, especially electricity, through market competition. The prosumers’ self-interested and heterogeneous decisions, affected by various factors, such as technical, institutional, psychological, economic, educational, etc., render the energy system a dynamic and adaptive complex system. In this scenario, the goal of energy efficiency, security, affordability and sustainability can only be achieved with a holistic approach and interoperation with other infrastructures that incorporate the combination of technical, commercial, and market arrangements.

This Research Topic solicits on a wide range of the latest and original contributions on the innovative concept, model, technique, knowledge, policy, standard and critical enabling technologies for design, management, and operation of smart grids with the integration of multiple energy systems and active participation of prosumers. Reviews and demonstration on the practice of the smart integrated energy systems (IES) and prosumer community in the smart context are also welcomed.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Design, operation, and simulation of P2X systems (e.g. power-to-gas, power-to-hydrogen);
• Integration of distributed renewable energy sources and storages;
• Operation and control of smart IES;
• V2X (e.g. vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-building) integration and management;
• Pricing mechanism and schemes of local energy markets, including peer-to-peer trading;
• Block-chain and smart-contract for energy transaction, assets management, system control, business innovation, and other services;
• Socio-technical systems of energy community;
• Demand response in IES or SG;
• Formation and operation of virtual power plants;
• Criticality identification and protection for integrated systems (energy systems, cyber-physical systems…);
• Big-data application to the operation and management of the IES and SG;
• Standards, policies, regulations and guidelines for IES and energy community;
• Cooling and heating loads and systems.


Keywords: Smart Integrated Energy Systems, Prosumer Energy Community, Distributed Renewable Energy Sources, Smart Grids


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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26 February 2021 Abstract
11 June 2021 Manuscript

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11 June 2021 Manuscript

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