PEREISGEV 2020: Insights into Smart Grid Systems and Electric Vehicles

PEREISGEV 2020: Insights into Smart Grid Systems and Electric Vehicles

Anshuman Sandhibigraha | Sep 28, 2020

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The Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Rourkela, hosted TEQIP-III sponsored Online Short Term Course and Faculty Development Programme On Power Electronics AND Renewable Energy Integration in Smart Grid, Electric Vehicle (PEREISGEV 2020) from 23rd-27th September 2020. The course was organized by the Centre of Excellence on Renewable Energy Systems at NIT, Rourkela.

This 5-day course was specially designed to give a complete coverage on fundamental ideas of power electronics converters and control designs in smart grid systems. The course also covered the integration of distributed generation, load balancing, and energy storage form the model of a smart-grid to ensure high-efficiency and high-performance operation. Different layouts and topologies of microgrids and power electronic components and the role of power electronics converters in the smart grid were discussed in this course.

Prof. Pravat Kumar Ray and Prof. Arnab Ghosh of the Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Rourkela were the coordinators of the event. The total registrations for the event were 100 from various institutions of the nation. Various research scholars, teachers, PG and UG students registered for the event.

All the sessions were conducted in online mode via Google Meet platform.

23rd September

Prof. Animesh Biswas, Director, NIT Rourkela, wished the Department of Electrical Engineering for conducting a webinar with a galaxy of experts proffering their experience and insight to the participants. This was followed by a speech by the coordinators i.e. Prof. Pravat Kumar Ray and Prof. Arnab Ghosh. Prof Dipti Patra, HOD of Electrical Engineering, briefed everyone about the department.

Prof. Arnab Ghosh, one of the coordinators of the event, presented the first session of the 5-day workshop on the topic “Topologies of Switching Converters for Renewable Energy Application” from 10.00 AM-11.00 AM. This was followed by Prof Bidyasagar Subudhi of School of Electrical Sciences Indian Institute of Technology Goa, on “A Multi-agent Distributed Control of a Microgrid”. This was followed by a Question and Answer session of around 30 mins where 70+ participants interacted in a lively session.

The evening session saw Prof Arun Kumar Verma of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, conduct a workshop on “Electric Vehicle: Challenges and Advancements” in the 3rd session spanning from 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM. A 30 mins discussion session, too, was conducted to clarify the doubts of the attendees.

24th September

Prof. Pravat Kumar Ray, one of the coordinators of the event, kick-started the session on Thursday morning on “Development of Strategies for Improving Reliability & Economic Performance of Microgrid”. Prof. Avik Bhattacharya of the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Roorkee conducted a session “Grid Integration, Renewable Energy Sources, and Storage”. It was a highly intriguing and interesting session.

Prof. Soumya Shubhra Nag of the Department of Electrical Engineering.IIT Delhi started the afternoon session at 3.00 PM on “Design Consideration for High Power Density EV Power-Train and Battery Pack”. This session saw an arousing response from all the participants.

25th September

The first session on Friday saw Prof. Chee Shen Lim from the University of Southampton Malaysia give a 1-hour brief session on the topic “Model Predictive Control of Grid-Connected Inverter with LCL Filter”. This was followed by Prof. Gayadhar Panda from the Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Meghalaya who had a session on “Renewable Energy Integration via Multi-Level Inverter (Topology and Power Quality Control Aspects)”. The major outlines of the session were

  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Microgrid and Smart Grid
  • Present and Future Scenarios
  • Power Electronics Technology
  • Design Aspects of RES Integration

The event on the 3rd day concluded with Prof. I Nyoman Wahyu Satiawan of  Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Mataram, Indonesia conducting a lively and interactive session on “Modelling and Simulation of Modulation Techniques of Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter”.

26th September

The session on 26th September kicked off with Prof. Swami Naidu from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT BHU delivering a lecture on “Doubly Fed Induction Generator(DFIG) for Wind Energy Conversion System”. The lecture spanned for 1 hr 30 mins and covered topics like.

  • Introduction to Wind Energy Conversion System
  • Advantages of DFIG over other Topologies
  • Basic Operation of DFIG
  • Grid Connected DFIG
  • Standalone DFIG system for supplying non-linear/ dynamic loads  

Prof. P. Sanjeevikumar of Department of Energy Technology Aalborg University, Niels Bohrs Vej 8, Esbjerg, Denmark, completed the first half session on the 4th day with his presentation on “Analysis of Controlling Techniques for Power Electronics Applications and Renewable Energy Systems”. This was followed by a discussion session.

The final session on day 4 was conducted by Prof. Debashisha Jena of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology Surathkal on “PV Forecasting Using Quantile Regression Averaging”.

27th September

The final day was set off by Prof. Subrata Banerjee Department of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, on “Development and Control Design of Switched Mode Power Converters for Electric Vehicles and Efficient Power Supplies Applications”. The session lasted for 1 hr 30 mins from 9.30 AM to 11.00 AM. It was followed by a session on “Disturbance Analysis in Wide Area Power Network”. Prof. Soumya R Mohanty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) conducted the session. It was a brief session of one hour.

The final session of this coveted session was conducted by “Dr. Kamon Thinsurat,” of “School of Engineering and Technology, Walailak University” on “Solar Energy Storage Through the Integration of Photovoltaic-Thermal (PVT) Collector with Thermochemical Sorption Technology”.

The session had three sections in it, namely-

  • Simulation, Validation and Performance of the PhotoVoltaic, PhotoVoltaic-Thermal and Thermal Collectors.
  • Integration and Optimisation of PhotoVoltaic-Thermal Collector with Thermo-chemical Energy Storage.
  • Simulation, Validation and Kinetic performance of the compressor-assisted thermochemical energy storage.


It was followed by a small discussion session between the participants and the coordinators.

Commenting on the event, Saswat Mishra, one of the participants of the event said-

I was working on an AC and DC microgrid protection system and the implementation of power electronic converters in a smart grid is important. The sessions were informative and very helpful. All the sessions started on time and the knowledge gained from these sessions will help me a lot in my research work. I am grateful to both the coordinators for organising such an event. 

Prof. Arnab Ghosh, one of the coordinators of the event said-

We planned to organize the course so that people from different domains like industry, research, academic can interact and exchange their knowledge regarding this topic. There was also a healthy interaction between the professors of other countries to know different technologies, ideas. In this current scenario, Smart Grid and Distributed Generation are the only alternative for conventional sources of energy. Integrating the Smart Grids with Renewable sources of energy is the motivation behind using Power Electronics Converter. The various topologies involved in integrating the smart grids with renewable sources was the basic motivation of conducting such a session . 

Team Monday Morning hopes that more such events are organised by the institute to increase the knowledge as well as the exposure of the students to the innumerable prospects that the department has to offer.

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