Pressing environmental, social, and political challenges are accelerating the global economies’ transition towards a resilient energy system. While the cost-competitiveness of solar and wind energy continues to improve, renewable energy consumption remains constrained by the lack of necessary policies, technologies, and infrastructure to manage intermittent generation from renewable energy sources.
Jointly launched by the Asian Development Bank Institute and UNiLAB on Integrated Systems Analysis Tools, this special issue will feature state-of-the-art in energy infrastructure development encompasses economics, technology, policy and governance, and many other aspects. The economic aspect of energy infrastructure development can be further divided into several thematic areas such as investments, business models, market designs, financing and cost-benefit analysis. The technology aspect of energy infrastructure development could include topics such as technology needs, technology adoption potentials, RD&D strategies, environmental impact assessment, innovation management, and technology roadmapping. The policy and governance aspect could include institutional arrangements, monitoring and compliance, safety and security of energy systems, penalty and/or incentive schemes, regulatory frameworks, and legislation. Papers included in the Special Issue will help policy makers to design policies to facilitate integrating renewable energy and promoting investments in renewable energy.
This Special Issue solicits original work on novel and integrative socio-technical approaches to geographic information technologies for renewable energy. All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journals or conferences. Papers must not exceed 25 pages (one-column, at least 11pt fonts) including figures, tables, and references. A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide to Authors”. All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Editorial Manager. Authors must select “VSI: ADBI-UNiLAB-REI” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
First submission date: 1 October 2020
Paper submission deadline: 31 March 2021