Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes not only original research and review articles, but also various other types of articles from experts in these fields, such as Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, and more, to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Sustainable and Smart Energy Applications for Buildings and Cities

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Muhyiddine Jradi, Associate Professor of Energy Engineering

SDU Center for Energy Informatics
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

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Research interests: Digital twins; Energy utilization; Smart buildings, Sustainable energy solutions, Energy modeling and simulation, data-driven energy applications, Cities energy planning

About This Topic

The construction sector is crucial for climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities around the world. Energy in buildings, communities and districts is one of the key areas for reducing emissions and ensuring a sustainable, self-sufficient and secure future. This can be achieved by improving energy efficiency and using advanced energy system components with on-site renewable energy generation, conversion and storage technologies in buildings, communities and districts, which can offset energy inputs from the grid. Various Net Zero/Positive Energy Buildings and Districts (NZPEBD) concepts have emerged in recent years with the aim of shaping cities into carbon-neutral communities in the near future. These buildings and districts can also support the realization of self-sufficiency, attract users and provide energy resilience during power outages.

In addition, the emergence of digital solutions and tools has helped upscaling and accelerating energy and environmental interventions in buildings, both for designing new buildings and retrofitting existing buildings. This serves as a driver to attain more efficient, smarter, and proactive buildings and communities. Buildings in upcoming smart communities are required to incorporate energy-efficient systems, deliver optimal comfort, offer occupants valuable information, adapt to evolving energy grid conditions, and simplify strategic maintenance. With the latest innovations and advancements in the construction and building sector, it is anticipated that digital technology will significantly contribute to enhancing buildings' intelligence, sustainability, efficiency, dependability, and global connectivity. The availability of data, analytics, and connectivity has enabled the creation of various innovative digital smart applications and devices. The primary catalysts behind this transformation are the processes of digitalization and the widespread adoption of digital information, which are rapidly permeating every facet of the building industry and the construction business.

Keywords

Near/net/zero and positive energy buildings/communities/zones
Advanced energy systems
Energy resilience
Economic, social and policy aspects
User acceptance and participation
Energy efficiency in community and district buildings;
Advanced HVAC systems in buildings;
Heating/cooling energy and power requirements;
Advanced short/long term energy storage for heating/cooling/power and control;
Renewable energy generation and smart controls;
Energy flexibility of buildings, communities and districts to the grid;
Energy self-sufficiency of buildings, communities and regions;
Digital twins;
Building information models (BIMs);
Internet of Things (IoT);
Building automation systems;
Human behavior in buildings;
Performance optimization and management;

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (jept@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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