RES Integrated Smart Distribution Systems: Few Challenges & Field Implementations under an Indo-US Project

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Increased use of converter interfaced Distributed Energy Resources offers new opportunities and challenges in the power system networks. Microgrids integrating Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are being increasingly deployed not only to provide clean energy access to remote communities and strategic/building complexes, but also to increase resiliency and reliability of supply, provide flexibility and back up power to the main network while helping in addressing the global environmental concerns. Operation of Smart Distribution Systems integrating microgrids, renewable sources and storage require proper control and protection systems to be designed. Advance Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) are required to ensure optimal power sharing, storage management, maintaining required power quality and stability of supply.

The main focus of an ongoing Indo-US joint project ‘UI-ASSIST’, involving 31 consortia partners from US and India, is to evolve model for future smart distribution networks integrating RES, ESS and microgrids. Both India and US teams are also setting up field demonstration pilots, five in each country, containing microgrids under rural, semi-urban and urban settings. This talk will briefly discuss the technical details and challenges faced in developing Smart Distribution Systems and will share experiences in setting up rural, urban and semi-urban pilots in India by the UI-ASSIST team.

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  • Date: 09 Jun 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE PES, IEEE IAS, IEEE PELS, IES society
  • Starts 10 May 2023 12:00 AM
  • Ends 09 June 2023 09:00 AM
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Suresh Chandra Srivastava Suresh Chandra Srivastava of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Prof. Srivastava, Ph.D. from IIT Delhi India, worked at Engineers India Limited New Delhi, a consultancy organization, for 12 years before joining Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur in November 1988, where he became ‘Professor’ in December 1995. He also served as Head of Electrical Engineering Department, Dean R&D, and Deputy Director at IIT Kanpur. During 2008-2009, he was a ‘Visiting Research Professor’ at Mississippi State University, USA, and Visiting Faculty at AIT Bangkok during 1996-97. He held ‘P.K. Kelkar’ and ‘Ministry of Labor and Employment’ Chair Professor positions at IIT Kanpur. After superannuation, he is serving as Director, IIT Kanpur-La Trobe University Research Academy and Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Kanpur since January 2021.

His research interests include Power System Security, Synchrophasor Applications, Electricity Market, Microgrids and Smart Grid. He has supervised theses of 31 Ph D and 65 Masters students and published more than 300 research papers. He has been PI/co-PI to about 24 sponsored research and consultancy projects including India lead to an Indo US project ‘UI- ASSIST’ on Smart Grid and Storage. He has  served in the governing council and expert committee of several government organizations and utilities in India. He is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Indian National Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineers (India), Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), and Indian Academy of Mathematical Modelling and Simulation (IAMMS).


10:30 - 11:00: Coffee and Snacks

11:00 - 12:30: Technical Talk


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