International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering

Special Issue

Electricity Market

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Amin Shokri Gazafroudi
About This Special Issue
Restructuring is recently accomplished in electricity markets. The purpose of restructuring is to improve the economic and technical efficiency. Efficiency improvement caused by creating a competitive environment and giving customers the freedom to choose the suppliers. The main requirement of customers is to provide the requested energy with desired reliability level continuously in power systems. The correct scheduling and operating of power system is required to provide a high level of reliability. Energy is the most valuable and most basic good in the electricity market. On the other, ancillary services are necessary to increase the power system reliability. Operating reserve is the most important type of ancillary services which support the network in emergency situations. In this new environment, the customers can express their bid, loads and desired reliability levels.

In the recent years, power generation based on renewable energies such as wind has been important worldwide. The growth of wind power generation is fast because of its environmental and economic benefits. Wind power forecasting is naturally associated with uncertainty. So, the system operator will be faced with problems due to the uncertainties in wind power forecasting. Determination of the equivalent operating reserve is the main concern of the system operator in the power system with a large accumulation of wind power generation.

Aims and Scope:

1. Reliability analysis
2. Uncertainty in power systems
3. Ancillary services
4. Bidding Strategy
5. multi-objective optimization
6. Stochastic Programming
7. Power systems modeling
8. Demand response
9. Operating and planning of power markets
10. Smart grids
11. Micro grids
12. Renewable energies
Lead Guest Editor
  • Amin Shokri Gazafroudi

    EE Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Gheorghe LAZAROIU

    Energy Generation and Use, Faculty of Power Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

  • Musa Yılmaz

    Electronics and Communication Engineering, Batman University, Batman, Turkey

  • Amin Shokri Gazafroudi

    Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

  • Mostafa Yousefi Ramandi

    Electrical Engineering Department, Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU), Qazvin, Iran

Published Articles
  • Improving Electricity Access in Ghana Challenges and the Way Forward

    Aaron Yaw Ahali

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 9-17
    Received: Oct. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 02, 2015
    Published: Dec. 17, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepe.s.2016050202.12
    Abstract: Growth in demographic requirements, increased urbanization and rural electrification coupled with an ever-increasing technological demand, and the aspiration to transform into a middle-income country have led to a fast growth in energy demand in the past two decades in Ghana. Yet there is a huge deficit in supply and this has become a major limitat... Show More
  • Assessing the Impact of Load and Renewable Energies’ Uncertainty on a Hybrid System

    Amin Shokri Gazafroudi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: Mar. 30, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 31, 2015
    Published: Dec. 17, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepe.s.2016050202.11
    Abstract: As increasing of fossil fuels and the trend of expiring, using of alternative fuels has been on the agenda of most countries particularly in the past two decades. In the meantime, the using of wind energy and solar radiation are extremely popular as sources of green energy and high-efficiency. Hence, the prediction of wind and solar power is import... Show More