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

Paper Classification

Research Papers are expected to present innovative solutions, novel concepts, or creative ideas that can help to address existing or emerging technical challenges in the field of power engineering. Papers that are visionary and promise significant advances in the coming years are welcome.

Application Papers share valuable industry experiences on dealing with challenging technical issues, developing/adopting new standards, applying new technologies or solving complex problems. Papers that can have a significant impact on industry practices in the coming years are welcome.  These kinds of papers should be led by industry experts and/or have co-authors with industry affiliations.

Review Papers are expected to provide insightful and expert reviews, tutorials, or study cases on an important, timely and widely-interested topic in power engineering. Papers whose analysis, insights and recommendations are original and may have a significant impact on the research and/or application activities in the subject area are welcome.  These types of papers should be authored/co-authored by widely recognized experts in the topic presented.  If the paper exceeds the min. number of pages for the first submission, pre-approval before submission is required by the EIC, who will assess the content, the topic relevance, and the authors reputation in the field.

Impact Factor

The Impact Factor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid is 8.96.

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

Volume 12, Number 4, July 2021

Volume 12, Number 5, September 2021

Volume 12, Number 6, November 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

Smart Grid Associate Editors:

Jamshid Aghaei, Shiraz University of Technology, Iran

Mahnoosh Alizadeh, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Jose Manuel Arroyo, University Castilla la Mancha, Spain

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

Balarko Chaudhuri, Imperial College London, UK

Bo Chen, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Guo Chen, University of New South Wales, Australia

Morteza Dabbaghjamanesh, ERCOT, USA

Deepjyoti Deka, Los Alamos National Lab, USA

Ruilong Deng, Zhejiang University, China

Zhaohao Ding, North China Elec Power 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

Kumarsinh Jhala, Argonne National Lab, USA

Vassilis Kekatos, Virginia Tech, USA

Mohammed Khodayar, Southern Methodist University, USA

Youngjin Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Ioannis Lestas, University of Cambridge, UK

Jie Li, Rowan University, USA

Feng Liu, Tsinghua University, China

Hui Liu, Guangxi University, China

Nian Liu, North China Electric Power University, China

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

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

Majid Sanaye-Pasand, University of Tehran, Iran

Kevin Schneider, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Di Shi, Geirina, USA

John Simpson-Porco, University of Toronto, Canada

Somayeh Sojoudi, UC Berkeley, USA

Pirathayini Srikantha, York University, Canada

Dipti Srinivasan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

Qun Sun, University of Central Florida, USA

Alfredo Vaccaro, University of Sannio, Italy

Jose Carlos Vieira, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Maria Vrakopoulou, University of Melbourne, Australia

Meng Wang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Yan-Wu Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University, USA

Wei Wei, Tsinghua University, China

Dan Wu, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Brazil

Hongyu Wu, Kansas State University, USA

Yingmeng Xiang, Geirina, USA

Jingrui Xie, National Grid, USA

Qianwen Xu, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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

Quan Zhou, Hunan University, China

Hao Zhu, University Texas at Austin, USA

Outstanding Associate Editors and Reviewers 2020