Call for Papers: Energy Policy and Planning Challenges and Insights in the Post-Crisis Era


Chief Editors: Prof. Haris Doukas, Prof. Tonia Moropoulou

Guest Editors: Prof. Irene Koronaki, Dr. George Trachanas et al

The COVID-19 pandemic affected many countries and economic sectors. The energy sector has been challenged too. Different measures were put in place which caused disruptions in the mobility of people, goods, and materials, and reduced the output of economic activities.

The global energy crisis triggered in 2022 has dimmed prospects of a post-pandemic recovery and has caused profound and long-lasting changes that have the potential to hasten the energy transition. Moreover, energy crisis lends urgency to many nations’ plan to decarbonize, shifting from dependency of fossil fuels to sustainable options.

The transition to a more sustainable and secure energy system requires considerable planning, infrastructure, and collaboration. Therefore, the design of effective energy and climate policies is not a simple task. Policies that address the short-term emergency while ensuring countries’ climate-related and other sustainable development commitments must be pursued towards containing the crises’ outbreak.

Facing the above challenges, we think it is necessary to strengthen interdisciplinary research, engage the academic community in the analysis of the emerging trends and help practitioners, the business community and policy makers to understand and share the dynamics of sustainable energy transition.

Potential topics for this Special Issue include, but will not be limited to, the following topics:

- Economics of energy resources

- Technoeconomic analysis and evaluation of energy systems

- Energy market modelling and design of innovative market mechanisms

- Management of energy resources

- Energy system analysis and planning

- Security and reliability of energy supply

- Energy system modelling, simulation and scenario development

- Renewable and decentralized energy systems and smart grids

- Energy and climate policy and planning tools

- Green Manufacturing

- Sustainable energy cities and communities

We invite researchers to submit high-quality original research articles, reviews or short communications on the above research topics. The Special Issue welcomes both qualitative and quantitative studies, as well as empirical and theoretical contributions.


Manuscript Submission Information

This is a Special Issue for the Technical Annals journal of Technical Chamber of Greece. All manuscripts and supplementary material should be submitted online at Technical Annals website by March 15, 2023. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Articles should adhere to the following word limits: full length articles (4,000-8,000 words), short communications (less than 4,000 words), reviews (up to 10,000 words).Only English written papers will be accepted for the submission.The journal's Guide for Authors on how to prepare a paper is available at Information for Authors.

Chief Editors:

Dr. Haris Doukas, Associate Professor at National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Antonia Moropoulou, Professor Emeritus at National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering


Guest Editors:

Dr. Irini Koronaki, Associate Professor at National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Georgios Trachanas, Research Associate at National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering