Special Issue "Energy Systems Management and Climate Change"

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2021 (closed)
Guest Editors
Bing Wang, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), China
Guoping Hu, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Ronggang Cong, Aarhus University, Denmark
Hao Chen, China University Of Geosciences, China


Climate change is a global issue of common concern to the international community. Energy systems management is an efficient tool to cope with climate change by curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Ebinger and Vergara, 2011). Energy efficiency improvement, energy transition and energy structure adjustment are the promising options for energy systems management practice. However, energy systems are strongly impacted by climate change. For example, the operation of energy infrastructure is influenced by the climate factors and extreme climate events and renewable energy systems are depended on the stability of climate factors of rainfall, wind speed, etc. (Wang et al, 2014). Here, the dual relationships between energy systems management and climate change should be investigated.


The first aspect is energy systems management for coping with climate change. The sustainability of energy systems is closely related to the choices for addressing climate change (Chen et al., 2020). A low-carbon energy system should be achieved by the sustainable management of energy intensive and GHG intensive sectors. Reducing GHG emissions from fossil fuel combustion will also make a great contribution for climate change mitigation.


The second aspect is alleviating the impacts of climate change on energy systems. Climate change has fundamental effects on energy, generation, conversion, conservation, utilization, storage, transmission, etc. Almost all of energy sectors are vulnerable to climate change and extreme climate events. For example, the oil and gas sector are highly vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events (Cruz and Krausmann, 2013). Tsunami and other extreme events have severe impacts on energy infrastructure, pipeline and energy storage projects.


This special issue provides an academic and technical platform for worldwide researchers and engineers to exchange innovative and systematic interdisciplinary research ideas, framework and solutions for sustainable development of energy systems and climate systems. Both original research and review articles on energy systems management and climate change are highly welcome.



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Chen H, Chyong C K, Mi Z, Wei YM. Reforming the Operation Mechanism of Chinese Electricity System: Benefits, Challenges and Possible Solutions. The Energy Journal, 2020, 41(2):192-217.

Ebinger J, Vergara W. Climate Impacts on Energy Systems: Key Issues for Energy Sector Adaptation. World Bank study, Washington DC, 2011.

Cruz A M, Krausmann E. Vulnerability of the oil and gas sector to climate change and extreme weather events. Climatic Change, 2013, 121: 41-53.

Integrated assessment model; Energy systems; Energy infrastructure; Energy engineering management; Vulnerability assessment

Published Papers
  • Bi-Level Energy Management Model of Grid-Connected Microgrid Community
  • Abstract As the proportion of renewable energy power generation continues to increase, the number of grid-connected microgrids is gradually increasing, and geographically adjacent microgrids can be interconnected to form a Micro-Grid Community (MGC). In order to reduce the operation and maintenance costs of a single micro grid and reduce the adverse effects caused by unnecessary energy interaction between the micro grid and the main grid while improving the overall economic benefits of the micro grid community, this paper proposes a bi-level energy management model with the optimization goal of maximizing the social welfare of the micro grid community and minimizing the… More
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  • Assessment Framework of Green Intelligent Transformation of Small Hydropower in China
  • Abstract With the comprehensive promoted construction of the establishment of green small hydropower, the defects of existing small hydropower station are gradually emerging, and it is necessary to implement green intelligent transformation to promote the construction of energy internet in China. This study focuses on constructing a green intelligent planning and transforming assessment framework, and assists management department to filtrate the small hydropower stations which can be transformed reasonably. Firstly, power station economy, ecological environment, technical safety management and social benefits are involved in the assessment index system. Secondly, multi-expert judgment aggregation based on fuzzed comparison scale is put forward to… More
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  • Energy-Related Services as a Business: Eco-Transformation Logic to Support the Low-Carbon Transition
  • Abstract The transition to low-carbon development has been recognized as one of the most important directions for the transformation of national economies in most countries. Today we can identify two of the most common service-oriented logical models of this transition. These are models of Service-Dominant Logic and Product-Service Systems that are used in this study to create a service-oriented platform for stimulating business development in the field of energy-related (ER) services. The establishment of such a platform is being considered based on the conceptual provisions of the global business ecosystem. Such a platform has been found to be a powerful tool… More
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  • A Low-Cost, Real-Time Rooftop IoT-Based Photovoltaic (PV) System for Energy Management and Home Automation
  • Abstract This work discusses the importance of monitoring and energy management of green energy resources in order to minimize the negative impacts of electricity generation by regular power plants. The paper introduces a highly efficient, low-cost rooftop photovoltaics (PV) solar panel system which can provide monitoring, controlling and automation. The proposed system is based on Internet of Things (IoT) and can be used to control different utilities in any premises automatically or set by the user-defined priority list, as compared to the existing IoT-based PV systems which can only perform monitoring and maintenance of the PV panels or only certain parameters,… More
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  • Behaviours of Multi-Stakeholders under China’s Renewable Portfolio Standards: A Game Theory-Based Analysis
  • Abstract China has implemented both quantitative and policy incentives for renewable energy development since 2019 and is currently in the policy transition stage. The implementation of renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) is difficult due to the interests of multiple stakeholders, including power generation enterprises, power grid companies, power users, local governments, and the central government. Based on China’s RPS policy and power system reform documents, this research sorted out the core game decision problems of China’s renewable energy industry and established a conceptual game decision model of the renewable energy industry from the perspective of local governments, power generation enterprises and power… More
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  • Factor Decomposition and Regression Analysis of the Energy Related Carbon Emissions in Shandong, China: A Perspective of Industrial Structure
  • Abstract An in-depth study of the energy related carbon emissions has important practical significance for carbon emissions reduction and structural adjustment in Shandong Province and throughout China. Based on the perspective of industrial structure, the expanded KAYA equation to measure the energy related carbon emissions of the primary industries (Resources and Agriculture) and secondary industries (Manufacturing and Construction) and tertiary industries (Retail and Service) was utilized in Shandong Province from 2011 to 2017. The carbon emissions among industries in Shandong Province were empirically analyzed using the Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index decomposition approach. The results were follows: (1) Under the three industrial… More
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  • Impact of Greenization on the Marginal Utility of Intensity of Carbon Emissions and Factors Affecting it in China
  • Abstract The impact of greenization on the marginal utility of the intensity of carbon emissions in China and factors influencing this relationship are explored in this study. China’s level of greenization is evaluated by using an index system developed based on the comprehensive index method. The intensity of carbon emissions is determined by using the standards for the coefficients of conversion of coal equivalent and coefficients of carbon emission. The impact of greenization on the marginal utility of the intensity of carbon emissions is then evaluated by using an elastic formula and factors affecting this relationship are verified by regression analysis.… More
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  • Relationship between Industrial Coupling Coordination and Carbon Intensity in the Bohai Rim Economic Circle
  • Abstract Coordinated development of new high-tech industries and traditional industries is crucially important for economic growth and environmental sustainability, and it has become a focus of academic and governmental bodies. This study establishes the comprehensive evaluation index system of high-tech industries and traditional industries, and uses the method of principal component analysis, coupling and coupling coordination degree model to determine the level of industry coordinated development. Then, Pearson correlation test is used to further analyze the correlation between regional industrial coupling coordination and carbon intensity of the seven provinces in the Bohai Rim Economic Circle (BREC). The results are as follows.… More
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