Summary: When a distributed generation (DG) or group of DG units operate as single controllable system, it is generally addressed as a Microgrid. These microgrids can be used to supply power to the main grid or can operate as an islanded grid. In an islanded microgrid, the intermittent nature of DG units (such as, photovoltaic and wind) makes the system highly dynamic. This keynote goes into details of islanded microgrids discussing the operation, control and challenges associated with these systems. Some of the research findings and future research scope in this area will also be addressed.
Dr. G. Bhuvaneswari has been working as a faculty member in the Indian Institute of Technology since August 1997. She did her B.E. from College of Engg., Guindy, Anna University Madras in 1985 and M.Tech. & Ph.D. from IIT Madras. After completing her Ph.D., she worked as a faculty in the Dept. of EEE College of Engg Madras for over one year; then, she was working in the Electrical Utility Company ComEd, Chicago Illinois USA for about 3 years. After this, she returned to India to join IIT Delhi. Her areas of specialization are Power Electronics and Machines and all their application areas like Power supply, power quality, HVDC, Electric drives and renewable energy. She is currently the coordinator of Sumant Sinha ReNew Centre of Excellence in Energy and Environment at IIT Delhi. She is a Fellow IEEE-USA, Institution of Engineers-India, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineering & Technology-UK and IETE-India. She has over 150 publications in National and International journals and conferences.
Dr. Praveen Kumar has core expertise of both Electrical Engineering Industry and Academics. His research activities are in optimization of electrical motors and drives; State of the art algorithm development for Multi-objective optimization and Simulation; and design of electrical motors and actuators using Finite Element Methods; besides years long hands on experience with analytical modeling of electrical motors for rapid simulation.
Currently he is working as Assistant Professor Dept. of EEE at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Earlier he was Team Leader of Hybrid Systems group in Drive Trains Innovation B.V., The Netherlands; Co-Founder of elmoCAD GmbH, Germany; Development Engineer at Trimeric GmbH, Germany and Durr AG, Germany.
Abstract: The topic deals with the current and future trends of the automotive power transmission systems. Generally, the current day of transportation system is looking for electrification. The electrification requires some the important technologies, which has to move from IC engine or hybrid to complete electrification is power train system. The current power train units are of belt driven systems, which are soon replace with in electric vehicles with a high power inverters with PMSM or BLDC motor. The topic deals with scenario of different block or units involving in the power train system and the controllers used in it. The semiconductor switches used in the current scenario and future scope with some research impact. Finally, the current research areas where the industry is look into the new investments and growth in the power train systems.
Mr. Balraj Vaithilingam has been working in the field of Power Electronics Technology and Innovation for more than two decades. He has demonstrated technical expertise in product engineering and development, manufacturing, quality and standards. He has contributed his expertise not only to Indian companies but also across the global organizations in countries like US, UK, Germany and France. He has a proven record of accomplishment in handling the high power AC drives. Currently he is working toward emerging automotive product development, Value analysis and Value Engineering, to achieve new business goals and high financial performance of the organization. Mr. Balraj is very familiar with Global standards in product design and manufacturing. He has also worked very closely with research institutes on emerging technology and development in Innovation front. His current area of focus is in automotive domain in the front of innovation and emerging fields in electrification in transportation.