Impact Score 3.79
The future global economy will be greatly shaped by the transformed energy landscape and a net-zero transition in energy-intensive processes and systems. While significant progress has already been made towards renewable and clean electric power generation and electrification of heating and on-road light vehicles, an increasing number of additional sectors are facing major challenges in electrification and decarbonisation. These include e.g., high-energy manufacturing and heavy-duty transportation. At the same time, large uncertainties and variabilities in both energy supply and energy demand are becoming a norm, with climate change and unexpected natural and public health disasters and risks further aggravating the existing challenges. These developments call for both technological innovations in different sectors and the coordinated integration of the whole energy chain from top to tail. As an enabling technology, control engineering can play a paramount role in successfully establishing the forthcoming green energy era by accelerating sectoral decarbonisation and creating synergy effects across decarbonisation pathways for different systems.
This special issue aims to showcase the latest developments of smart technologies in modelling, control and optimization of hybrid energy systems across different sectors, with a focus on their synergy to deliver the net-zero emission target. Practical contributions towards control engineering and applications are invited on topics that include, but are not limited to:
We encourage submissions containing experimental results. In the absence of experiments, practical simulation examples would be required.
Control Engineering Practice is a premier journal that publishes papers with direct applications of profound control theory and its supporting tools in all possible areas of automation. Through this special issue, we hope to attract more academic researchers and industrial practitioners to work and shape this new, fascinating and vital area.
Submission: 31 December 2020
Acceptance: 31 May 2021
Kang Li, University of Leeds, UK, [email protected]
Jianzhong Wu, Cardiff University, UK, [email protected]
Johannes Schiffer, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany, [email protected]
Xinbo Ruan, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, [email protected]
Jin Ma, North China Electric Power University, China, [email protected]