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ASPIRES is a research laboratory in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Our primary research interest lies in the broad area of electric power and renewable energy systems. We welcome you to peruse the website as we continue to update it regularly.
- Prof. Surya Santoso
Professor Santoso and Dr. Chirapongsananurak are serving as guest editors in Inventions for a special issue on "Inventions and Innovation in Integration of Renewable Energy Systems"
Special Issue Summary: Increasing penetration of renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics and wind power generation, raises concerns regarding their impacts on a power system. Although wind and solar power generation can reduce peak load demand and losses in a distribution circuit, these renewable energy sources may cause power quality and protection issues in a circuit, such as voltage regulation, flicker, short-circuit current contribution, and protection coordination. Additional equipment, such as capacitor banks, voltage regulators, static var compensators (SVCs), static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs), and energy storage systems, may be required to provide enhanced voltage regulation. New protection schemes may be developed to mitigate protection issues.
Special Issue Information: Articles published in Inventions will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that requires extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- Submission Deadline:
28 February 2017The submission deadline has been extended to 30 September 2017.
- Inventions Journal announcement for special issue
- Special Issue Call for Papers