Call for Papers - Special Issue on Grid-Friendly Power Converter Systems

Call for Papers
Special Issue on Grid-Friendly Power Converter Systems

Various challenges are acknowledged in practical cases with massive renewables, like solar photovoltaic and wind, leading to the continuous revolution of grid-connection requirements. Power electronic converters, as the intermediate stage, are becoming more active in grid regulations, and now are more being integrated with energy storages. Design, operation, and control of grid-friendly power converters are imperative to reduce the cost of energy by addressing the efficiency, reliability, and stability issues. More power electronics are expected in modern energy conversion along with the development of emerging power semiconductors, control and communication technologies, and data storage, and also driven by the demand of environmental-friendly and sustainable energies.  Power electronics enable efficient and flexible power conversion in de-carbonization. However, the “digitalized” power conversion with fast dynamics imposes challenges to the conventional grid. It thus calls for grid-friendly power electronic converters underpinned by advanced control. Hence, this Special Issue on Grid-Friendly Power Converter Systemswill be a timely and important topic and of great interest for academics and industries. It will bring together researchers and experts from both power electronics and power systems communities to tackle the technological challenges in future ultracomplex power systems with more power electronic devices.
Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions or survey papers for peer review for publication in CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications. Editors invite original manuscripts presenting recent advances in these fields with special reference to the following topics:

  • Modeling and stability analysis of power electronic systems
  • Design and control for grid-friendly power converter systems
  • Inertia enhancement for future low-inertia grids
  • Grid frequency and voltage stability
  • Flexible active power control of renewable generation
  • Coordinated control and operation of mixed energy systems
  • Fault ride-through and grid support
  • Power system oscillation damping
  • Black start, system protection, and restoration
  • Other ancillary services from power converters for grid resilience

Manuscripts should be submitted through the Manuscript Central at All submissions must be clearly marked “Special Issue on Grid-Friendly Power Converter Systems, 2020” on the cover page. Detailed information about manuscript preparation and requirements can be found on The manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue will be reviewed and handled by the guest editorial board as noted below.
Deadline for Submission of Manuscripts: September 30, 2020
Guest Editor-in-Chief: Yongheng Yang, Aalborg University, Denmark (
Guest Co-Editor-in-Chief:Yi Tang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore(
Guest Associate Editors

Yang Du, James Cook University, Australia
Shunfeng Yang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Zhixiang Zou, Southeast University, China
Nick Peter Papanikolaou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Jingyang Fang, Duke University, USA
Ghanshyam Gohil, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Proposed Timeline
September 30, 2020      Manuscript Submission Deadline
November 30, 2020       Final Acceptance Notification
December 1, 2020         Camera-ready Manuscript for Publication

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