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Learning Latitudes – an IRC Initiative from IEEE Bombay Section

Virtual Meeting

Dear Colleagues from IEEE Mumbai Section and Beyond,   It is to bring to your kind notice that Standing Committee on Industry Relations (IRC) of IEEE Bombay Section is arranging an IRC webinar series. The upcoming lecture of this series is as per details given below:   Topic: “ Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)” Speaker: Mr. Vinay Tyagi, Delivery Head, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.   Date: 7th May, 2022 (Saturday), Time: 12:00-12:45 PM hours (IST)   WebEx meeting link: Meeting number: 2535 910 0266 Password: 12345 Brief Summary of the Learning Latitudes: We hear that the world is shrinking and that's because travel times have reduced. This has been made possible by innovation in Automotive industry. Automobiles today move faster and for longer distances which means that they shall be more comfortable and definitely safer. New age technologies - Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, High Speed connectivity (5G), Sensors (RADAR/SONAR/LIDAR/CAMERA) are seeing a lot of investment, research and product development. This in turn is helping us move in the direction to achieve the eventual goal of safe roads for all. Newer business models of ride sharing, driverless cars for delivery mean the field is wide open for further exploration and ideas. Today we will learn a little about the changing world and how we can make a mark for ourselves in this area.   Speaker’s profile:   Mr. Vinay Tyagi is a professional having 20 years of contribution in IT industry in areas of Defence, SAN/NAS Storage, Virtualization, Precision Agriculture, Autosteering of Offroad vehicles and Autonomous Commercial Vehicles. He has executed large programs for Global organizations. He is a Contextual Master from the Internet of Things and Digital Engineering Unit of Tata Consultancy Services and currently working as Deliver Head for Automotive Electronics at Nagpur.   You are requested to kindly attend the above lecture.   On and Behalf of Standing Committee of Industry Relations, With Regards Arvind Kumar,  Chair, Industry Relations  IEEE Bombay Section E-mail:

A DLP Talk on “Robust Volt-Var Control in Power Distribution”

Virtual Meeting

The IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of the Bombay Section is elated to inform you about a talk on “Robust Volt-Var Control in Power Distribution” by Prof. Bikash Pal, Imperial College London UK ( Imperial College London, is regarded as one of the UK's leading institutions.) , on April 25, 2022, at 8.30PM IST through Webinar virtual mode. We extend a cordial invitation to you to join us for the talk through the WEBEX LINK given at the end. ABSTRACT: Electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems all over the world have entered a period of significant renewal and technological change. There have been phenomenal changes/deployments in technology of generation driven by the worldwide emphasis on energy from wind and solar as a sustainable solution to our energy need.  Increasingly energy demand from heating and transportation are being met by electricity. These changes have significantly influenced the planning, design, operation and control of the power distribution system. Accommodating uncertainties in renewable generation and demand forecast in a cost-effective manner is now a very complex optimization problem. This talk will share our recent research efforts Volt/VAr control (VVC) strategy in distribution systems to address the uncertainties. Efficient chance constrained conic optimisation technique accelerated through scenario reduction approach will be discussed to demonstrate the significant reduction of voltage violations when compared with the deterministic cases while not relaxing the conservativeness of the final solutions. It will also touch upon treatment of certain types of load characteristic in the proposed solution framework.  Future research challenges and opportunities will be highlighted. BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF THE SPEAKER: Bikash Pal is a Professor of Power Systems at Imperial College London (ICL). He is research active in power system stability, control, and estimation. Currently is leading a six university UK-China research consortium on Resilient Operation of Sustainable Energy Systems (ROSES) as part of EPSRC-NSFC Programme on Sustainable Energy Supply.  He led UK-China research consortium project on Power network stability with grid scale storage (2014-2017): He also led an eight- university UK-India research consortium project (2013-2017) on smart grid stability and control. His research is conducted in strategic partnership with ABB, GE Grid Solutions, UK, and National Grid, UK. UK Power Networks. GE commissioned sequel of projects with him to analyse and solve wind farm HVDC grid interaction problems (2013-2019).  Prof Pal was the chief technical consultant for a panel of experts appointed by the UNFCCC CDM (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Clean Development Mechanism). He has offered trainings in Chile, Qatar, UAE, Malaysia and India in power system protections, stability and control topics. He has developed and validated a prize winning 68-bus power system model, which now forms a part of IEEE Benchmark Systems as a standard for researchers to validate their innovations in stability analysis and control design.  He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2012-2017) and Editor-in-Chief of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution (2005-2012). He is Vice President, PES Publications (2019-).  In 2016, his research team won the President’s outstanding research team award at Imperial College London (ICL). He is Fellow of IEEE for his contribution to power system stability and control. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Power distribution system estimation and control. He was). He has published about 100 papers in IEEE Transactions and IET journals and authored four books in power system modelling, dynamics, estimations and control. Two of his papers in power system stability and control topics have received annual best journal paper award. He was Otto Monstead Professor at Denmark Technical University (DTU) (2019) and Mercator Professor sponsored by German Research Foundation (DFG) at University of Duisburg-Essen in 2011. He worked as faculty at IIT Kanpur, India. He holds a Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, China. WEBEX FOR THE TALK: Meeting number: 2535 092 6024 Password: 12345

A Talk on “Power System Modernization using Big Data, IoT, Enterprise Data Management and the New Data Requirements of Drones and Robotic Inspection Devices”

Virtual Meeting

Dear All, Greetings! The IEEE PES/PAS Joint Chapter of the Bombay Section is elated to inform you about a talk on “Power System Modernization using Big Data, IoT, Enterprise Data Management and the New Data Requirements of Drones and Robotic Inspection Devices” by John D. McDonald, P.E. IEEE PES Past President ,IEEE Life Fellow ,CIGRE Honorary Member (2021) ,CIGRE Distinguished Member (2016)    GE Renewable Energy - Grid Solutions USA, on April 14, 2022, at 8.00PM IST through Webinar virtual mode. We extend a cordial invitation to you to join us for the talk through the WEBEX LINK given at the end. The abstract of the Talk / Webinar and a brief biography of the speaker is given below. ABSTRACT: This talk begins by discussing key industry/societal trends and their impacts. To realize greater benefits from Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) the two types of data within the IED, operational and non-operational, must be managed differently. The Internet of Things (IoT) and its benefits, and examples of new groups of analytics being developed, will be discussed. The importance of convergence of the Operations Technology and Information Technology groups within a utility is emphasized, and its enablement of enterprise data management. The importance of grid modernization industry standards to facilitate integration and interoperability is critical for success. Lastly, the use of new sources of data - unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and robotics – will be described, available data identified, use of the data shown, and data management principles to be implemented discussed BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF THE SPEAKER: John D. McDonald, P.E., is Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE’s Grid Solutions business. John has 48 years of experience in the electric utility transmission and distribution industry. John received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. (Power Engineering) degrees from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) degree from the University of California-Berkeley. John is a Life Fellow of IEEE (member for 50 years), and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal, the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering Award, the IEEE PES Substations Committee Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award, the 2016 CIGRE Distinguished Member Award, the 2016 CIGRE USNC Attwood Associate Award, and the 2021 CIGRE Honorary Member Award. John is Past President of the IEEE PES, the VP for Technical Activities for the US National Committee (USNC) of CIGRE, the Past Chair of the IEEE PES Substations Committee, and the IEEE Division VII Past Director. John was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association) and is an IEEE Foundation Director. John received the 2009 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award from Purdue University. John teaches a Smart Grid course at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Smart Grid course for GE, and Smart Grid courses for various IEEE PES local chapters as an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer (since 1999). John has published one hundred fifty papers and articles, has co-authored five books and has one US patent.   WEBEX LINK FOR THE TALK: Thursday, Apr 14, 2022 8:00 pm | 2 hours | (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi Meeting number: 2532 254 2675 Password: 12345   Thanks & Regards, Bhanwar Lal Bishnoi SMIEEE, Chair- PES/PAS Joint Chapter IEEE Bombay Section, INDIA LinkedIn :- Link to IEEE Bombay Section: Link to IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter: