Power Electronic Applications for Renewable Integration

Short Course
March 30 - April 1, 2015

Venue: I.I.T. Kanpur

Audience: About 50 participants from Industry and Academia

Web Page: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~asandeep/sc/

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Coordinators: Sandeep Anand and S.P. Das

The aim of this course is to provide exposure to faculty members, practising engineers and students to the concepts of renewable integrations. This course begins with recent advancements in power electronic converters. Overview of various renewable technology would be provided. Control challenges, including synchronization and maximum power point tracking will be discussed. Focus of this course will be on issues related to integration with the grid. DC and AC microgrids will also be discussed. In addition, this course will include laboratory demonstrations on hardware implementation of converters for renewable integration.

Smart Microgrids

April 8 - 10, 2016

Venue: I.I.T. Kanpur

Audience: About 58 participants from Industry and Academia

Web Page: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~asandeep/ws/

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Coordinators: Sandeep Anand, Saikat Chakrabarti and Soumya Ranjan Sahoo

This workshop begins with an overview of Microgrids. Recent advancements in the area of microgrids will be provided. Some of the focus areas of the workshop will be the power electronic converters for nanogrid applications, various control challenges, possibility of using advanced control techniques, such as coordinated control, transient stability of the microgird, protection issues, and solutions for interconnection of microgrids. In addition, this workshop will include various laboratory demonstrations. Use of Real Time Digital Simulation (RTDS) for control and protection of Smart Microgrids will be demonstrated. Further, power electronic converters to interface various sources with microgird will be demonstrated in laboratory.

Smart Grids: Renewable Integration and Microgrids

Feb 25 - March 1, 2017

Venue: V.J.T.I. Mumbai

Audience: About 25 participants from Academia

Web Page: NA

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Coordinators from IIT Kanpur: Sandeep Anand, Saikat Chakrabarti and Soumya Ranjan Sahoo

Distributed power generation systems, comprising of small generation and storage units, are gaining popularity due to increasing energy demand. Key objectives of a Microgrid are power scheduling, power sharing among sources, voltage regulation, frequency regulation, and stable operation of the microgrid. Coordinated control of renewable source, conventional sources, storage, and loads brings various research challenges in the area of Microgrids. Other important issues are protection within microgrid and interaction of various microgrids to form a Smart Grid / Microgrid. Inclusion of communication, coordination of distributed energy sources, and monitoring of system parameters to address the operational and stability issues makes it a Smart Microgrid.