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Wind Farms - Increasing Penetration, Economic Dispatch and Operational Planning

Wenping Cao

Aston University

A Chair Professor of Electrical Power Engineering at the Aston University, UK, and a Marie Curie Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.


Shubo Hu

Dalian University of Technology


Wind Speed Wind Farm Design Wind Energy Prediction Power Dispatch Optimization Algorithms Stability Analysis Distributed Generation Integrated Energy System Market Mechanism Demand Side Management Data-Driven Method Electric Grid Security

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This book provides information about up-to-date wind energy technologies in the context of smart grids. It starts with an introduction of wind energy characteristics and the availability prediction of wind energy in wind farms. As the wind power proportion increases in power systems, significant uncertainties and technical challenges arise to cause the concerns of the network stability and power dispatch. These bring about some latest technologies to cover the major aspects of energy integration and economic dispatch in order to meet energy demands and targets. Market tools such as pricing, gaming, bidding, and auction design as well as the “prosumer” concept will also be discussed, followed by extensive economic analysis and power dispatch optimization. Finally, cybersecurity will be studied to promote the uptake of energy Internet of Things (IoT) and also to understand electric grid security and data security.

All book chapters are produced by forward-thinking specialists in the area of renewable energy and smart grids, with detailed analysis and/or case studies. This book is intended to serve as a reference for graduate students, academics, professionals, and system operators.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 1st 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 21st 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 9th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: January 8th 2021

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About the editor

Wenping Cao

Aston University

Dr. Wen-Ping Cao received the B.Eng degree in electrical engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical machines and drives from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, in 2004. He is currently a Chair Professor of Electrical Power Engineering with Aston University, Birmingham, UK, and also a Marie Curie Fellow with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. His research interests include fault analysis and condition monitoring of electric machines and power electronics for renewable energy.

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