IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

A joint publication of Computational Intelligence Society, Communications Society, Computer Society, Control Systems Society, Industry Applications Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Power Electronics Society, Power & Energy Society, Signal Processing Society.


The IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid is a cross disciplinary journal aimed at disseminating results of research on and development of the smart grid, which encompasses energy networks where prosumers, electric transportation, distributed energy resources, and communications are integral and interactive components, as in the case of microgrids and active distribution networks interfaced with transmission systems. The journal publishes original research on theories and principles of smart grid technologies and systems, used in demand response, Advance Metering Infrastructure, cyber-physical systems, multi-energy systems, transactive energy, data analytics, and EV integration. Surveys of existing work on the smart grid may also be considered for publication when they propose a new viewpoint on history and a challenging perspective on the future of intelligent and active grids.  


IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid:

  • Ac/dc microgrids
  • Ac/dc Active Distribution Networks (ADNs)
  • Multi-energy systems
  • Demand Response (DR) and Demand Side Management (DSM)
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER) interactions and integration with power grids
  • Smart sensors, meters, and Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • PMU hardware/software and applications for distribution systems
  • EV power grid integration and impact
  • Peer-to-peer, transactive energy, blockchain power grid applications
  • Cyber-physical and cybersecurity power grid applications
  • Data analytics and big data applications to microgrids and ADNs
  • Application of telecommunication technologies to power systems

The following topic areas are NOT within the scope of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid:

  • Transmission system Renewable Energy Sources (RES)
  • DER hardware and internal controls
  • Non-active distribution networks
  • Transmission system load and price forecast, markets, and AI applications
  • Transmission system protections
  • Power Line Carrier (PLC) communications
  • DC transmission systems
  • PMU hardware/software and applications for transmission systems such as WAMS and WACS

Impact Factor

The Impact Factor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid is 10.49.

Peer Review

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual ( Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

Open Access

This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission.

The OA option, if selected, enables unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore. The OA option will be offered to the author at the time the manuscript is submitted. If selected, the OA discounted fee of $2,045 must be paid before the article is published in the journal. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief. Any other applicable charges (such as the over-length page charge and/or charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication.

The traditional option, if selected, enables access to all qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required.

Overlength Page Charges

Beginning 1 January 2019, overlength page charges will be $150 per each page in excess of the first eight published pages.

Table of Contents

Volume 8, Number 1, January 2017

Volume 8, Number 2, March 2017

Volume 8, Number 3, May 2017

Volume 8, Number 4, July 2017

Volume 8, Number 5, September 2017

Volume 8, Number 6, November 2017

Volume 9, Number 1, January 2018

Volume 9, Number 2, March 2018

Volume 9, Number 3, May 2018

Volume 9, Number 4, July 2018

Volume 9, Number 5, September 2018

Volume 9, Number 6, November 2018

Volume 10, Number 1, January 2019

Volume 10, Number 2, March 2019

Volume 10, Number 3, May 2019

Volume 10, Number 4, July 2019

Volume 10, Number 5, September 2019

Volume 10, Number 6, November 2019

Volume 11, Number 1, January 2020

Volume 11, Number 2, March 2020

Volume 11, Number 3, May 2020

Volume 11, Number 4, July 2020

Volume 11, Number 5, September 2020

Volume 11, Number 6, November 2020

Volume 12, Number 1, January 2021

Volume 12, Number 2, March 2021

Volume 12, Number 3, May 2021

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Editorial Board


Claudio Cañizares, University of Waterloo, Canada

Power Engineering Letters Editor-in-Chief:
Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Editor-in-Chief at Large:
Wilsun Xu, University of Alberta, Canada

Senior Editor:
João Catalao, University of Porto, Portugal

Smart Grid Associate Editors:

Jamshid Aghaei, Shiraz University of Technology, Iran
Mahnoosh Alizadeh, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Kyri Baker, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Anastasios Bakirtzis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Alberto Berizzi, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Bishnu Bhattarai, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Frede Blaabjerg, University of Aalborg, Denmark
Arturo Bretas, University of Florida, USA
Archie Chapman, University of Queensland, Australia
Balarko Chaudhuri, Imperial College London, UK
Bo Chen, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Chen Chen, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Guo Chen, University of New South Wales, Australia
Gianfranco Chicco, Politecnico Di Torino, Italy
Stefania Conti, University of Catania, Italy
Ruilong Deng, Zhejiang University, China
Yury Dvorkin, New York University, USA
Mohamed El Moursi, Khalifa University Science and Technology, USA
Ehab El-Saadany, University of Waterloo, Canada
Mostafa Farrokhabadi, BluWave-ai, Canada
Claudio Fuerte-Esquivel, University of Michoacan, Mexico
Murat Göl, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Qinglai Guo, Tsinghua University, China
Ali Hooshyar, University of Toronto, Canada
Yunhe Hou, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Herbert Iu, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Guillermo Jimenez, University of Los Andes, Colombia
Vassilis Kekatos, Virginia Tech, USA
Young Jin Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Jingang Lai, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Javad Lavaei, UC Berkeley, USA
Ioannis Lestas, University of Cambridge, UK
Canbing Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jie Li, Rowan University, USA
Feng Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Hui Liu, Guangxi University, China

Nian Liu, North China Electric Power University, China
Wenxin Liu, Lehigh University, USA
Saeed Lotfifard, Washington State University, USA
Xiaonan Lu, Temple University, USA
Xiaonqing Lu, Wuhan University, China
Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mohammad Masoum, Utah Valley University, USA
Patricio Mendoza, University of Chile, Chile
Wenchao Meng, Zhejiang University, China
Sleiman Mhanna, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sukumar Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Yasser Mohamed, University of Alberta, Canada
Daniel Olivares, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile
Masood Parvania, University of Utah, USA
Sumit Paudyal, Florida International University, USA
Ferdinanda Ponci, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Claudia Rahmann, University of Chile, Chile
Rodrigo Ramos, University of São Paulo at São Carlos, Brazil
Jose Manuel Arroyo Sanchez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Doriz Saez, University of Chile, Chile
Khaled Saleh, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Subhransu Samantaray, IIT-Bhubaneswar, India
Kevin Schneider, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Di Shi, Geirina, USA
John Simpson-Porco, University of Toronto, Canada
Somayeh Sojoudi, UC Berkeley, USA
Sarika Khushalani-Solanki, West Virginia University, USA
Pirathayini Srikantha, York University, Canada
Dipti Srinivasan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Ahmad Taha, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Chee-Wooi Ten, Michigan Technological University, USA
Alfredo Vaccaro, University of Sannio, Italy
Maria Vrakopoulou, University of Melbourne, Australia
Caisheng Wang, Wayne State University, USA
Meng Wang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University, USA
Wei Wei, Tsinghua University, China
Yingmeng Xiang, Geirina, USA
Jingrui Xie, National Grid, USA
Yan Xu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Zhao Xu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 
Amirnaser Yazdani, Ryerson University, Canada
Nanpeng Yu, University of California-Riverside, USA
Junbo Zhao, Mississippi State University, USA
Qun Zhou, University of Central Florida, USA

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