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: https://ieeemeetings.webex.com/ieeemeetings/j.php?MTID=m3982dec9465701c64f1f13b04b40bade Meeting number: 2535 092 6024 Password: 12345

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: https://ieeemeetings.webex.com/ieeemeetings/j.php?MTID=mc851c112f84828fd5811c536d0bedf34 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: arvind1507@yahoo.com