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Call for Papers IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy

Special Section on
"Reserve and Flexibility for Handling Variability and Uncertainty of Renewable Generation"
Reserve and flexibility requirements are becoming more and more important for the optimal operation and planning of
power systems to address the variability and uncertainty associated with increasing renewable generation. This Special
Section in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy will cover this promising and dynamic area of research and
development, while focusing on computational, technological and regulatory aspects.
Topics of interest of this Special Section include, but are not limited to:
1. Operation and planning issues associated with large-scale renewable generation
2. Reserve and flexibility requirements of power generation technologies with high share of renewables
3. Optimal scheduling, commitment and dispatch solutions in systems with high penetration of renewables
4. Contribution of energy storage for providing reserve and flexibility with high penetration of renewables
5. Load-following reserves and demand-side flexibility for supporting large-scale renewable generation
This Special Section solicits original work that must not be under consideration for publication in other venues. Two-page
extended abstracts are solicited for the first round of reviews. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit the
full papers in the second round. Authors should refer to the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy author guidelines at for information about content and formatting of submissions.
Please submit a PDF version of the abstracts including a cover letter with authors contact information to the Guest
EditorinChief of this Special Section, Prof. Joo P. S. Catalo, via e-mail at:
Important Dates:
Nov 30, 2014: Deadline for extended abstract submission
Jan 15, 2015: Completion for first-round of reviews
Apr 15, 2015: Deadline for full paper submission
Oct 30, 2015: Final decision notification
Nov 05, 2015: Publication materials due
Publication of Special Section January issue 2016
Guest Editorial Board:
Joo P. S. Catalo (Guest EditorinChief), University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Javier Contreras (Guest Editor), University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Anastasios Bakirtzis (Guest Editor), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jianhui Wang (Guest Editor), Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Hamidreza Zareipour (Guest Editor), University of Calgary, Canada
Lei Wu (Guest Editor), Clarkson University, USA
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy:
Bikash Pal, Imperial College London, UK