Call for Papers - Special Issue on Control and Analysis of Distributed Power Converters in Microgrids

Call for Papers


Special Issue on Control and Analysis of 
Distributed Power Converters in Microgrids, 202


   Worldwide electrical grids are undergoing an evolution, from traditional model of centralized generation, towards a smart decentralized architecture of distributed renewable sources and energy storages. This decentralized architecture brings reduced pollution and increased network efficiency and reliability. To handle the intermittent power generation and bidirectional power flows, the concept of grid-tied microgrid has been accepted to be the key to organize the distributed renewable sources and energy storages, which are interfaced with the microgrid through distributed power converters. Meanwhile, for increasing reliability, microgrids should be able to operate in standalone mode and disconnected from utility grid when utility fails. Under this circumstance, the microgrid bus voltage quality and the power sharing among these distributed power converters are crucial for the safe and reliable system operation. Besides, seamless transfer between grid-tied and standalone modes of microgrids is also significant in order to reduce the voltage or current spike and shorten the time during the mode transition. Furthermore, microgrids are prone to suffering transient and stability issues due to the interactions among multiple distributed power converters, and therefore stability study and stabilization control of microgrids have become a critical topic.


   This special issue targets the control and analysis of distributed power converters in microgrids. Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions or survey papers for peer review for publication in CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications. Topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Control of power converters for renewable sources and energy storages

  • Strategies for grid-tied and standalone operation of microgrids

  • Microgrid power quality control

  • Control of microgrid clusters

  • Islanding detection, operation mode transition, and synchronization of microgrids

  • Modeling and stability of microgrids

  • AC, DC and hybrid AC/DC microgrid structures

  • Smart converters in microgrids

  • Microgrid protection

  • Integration of wide bandgap power devices



    The manuscripts should be submitted through Manuscript Central at Submissions must be clearly marked “Special Issue on Control and Analysis of Distributed Power Converters in Microgrids, 2020” on the cover page. The information about manuscript preparation and requirements is provided on Manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue will be reviewed and handled by the guest editorial board as noted below.




Deadline for Submission of Manuscripts: July 15, 2020


Guest Editor-in-Chief: Yunwei (Ryan) Li, University of Alberta, Canada (


Guest Co-Editor-in-Chief: Zeng Liu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (



Guest Associate Editors: 

Carl   Ho, University of Manitoba, Canada

Farzam   Nejabatkhah, CYME International T&D, Eaton,   Canada

Jinwei   He, Tianjin University, China

Kai   Sun, Tsinghua University, China    

Xiaonan   Lu, Temple University, USA

Xiaoqiang   Guo, Yanshan University, China

Zhikang   Shuai, Hunan University, China



Proposed Timeline:  

  • July 15, 2020                 – Manuscripts submission deadline

  • August 15, 2020            – Final acceptance notification

  • September 1, 2020        – Camera-ready manuscripts for publication

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