Power electronics application in standalone wind/ solar based distributed generation system

Organizers: Ashutosh K Giri, Sabha Raj Arya, Rakesh Maurya, Yangheng Yang

The aim of proposed special session is to bring together researchers/academia and practicing engineers in power electronics industry for sharing their innovative ideas for fostering the new research and development in this area. The importance of renewable energy based distributed power generation system have increased manifold in recent years. The power quality (PQ) issues in distributed power generation system are a major concern for customers. The role of power electronics based custom power devices such as voltage source converter is to mitigate the PQ issues and make the system more reliable and practically feasible. The operation of voltage source converter is dependent on the control algorithm used for estimating the modulating signal followed by Pulse width modulation techniques that is used for gate pulses generation. Therefore, this create awareness among teachers, research students and industry persons about better utilization of distributed power generation system by making it more efficient with the use of power electronics. This is intended to cover all the traditional as well as advanced control algorithms of power filtering and their control including modeling and simulations. The application of various converter topologies in solar and wind power generation is the thrust area of this session. The adaptive control, model predictive control, fuzzy based controllers, artificial intelligence based control algorithm and optimization techniques application for estimating the error regulator gains are the focus area for estimating the reference current. The authors can submit their research articles mentioned above, however there is no restriction for some innovative applications used in the domain of wind or solar based distributed power generation system.

Short Bio of Organizers:
Ashutosh K Giri received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from College of Technology, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar Uttarakhand, India, in 2002 and M. Tech. in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power System from the L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India in 2005. In June 2005, he joined Department of Electrical Engineering, PIET Limda (now deemed university) Vadodara as a Lecturer. In May 2011, he joined Department of Electrical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Bharuch, as an Assistant Professor. Recently, he has pursued and submitted his PhD thesis under Quality Improvement Programme at department of Electrical Engineering, Sardar Vallabh National Institute of Technology, Surat India. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 papers in IEEE TRANSACTIONS, IET Journal, Wiley etc. He has also authored one book chapter which is published in Springer Publication, Singapore. He had received Research opportunity week scholarship and visited Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is serving as a reviewer in potential journal such as IEEE TRANSACTIONS OF POWER ELECTRONICS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, IET, etc. He is also serving as an honorary advisor (Technical Services) in GMDT Marine and Industrial Engineering Pvt. Ltd, Ahmedabad, India.

Sabha Raj Arya (M’12, SM’15) received Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering College Jabalpur, in 2002, Master of Technology in Power Electronics from Motilal National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, in 2004 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) Delhi, New Delhi, India, in 2014. He is joined as Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat. January 2019, he is promoted as Associate Professor in same institute. His fields of interest include Power electronics, power quality, design of power filters and distributed power generation. He received Two National Awards namely INAE Young Engineer Award from Indian National Academy of Engineering, POSOCO Power System Award from Power Grid Corporation of India in the year of 2014 for his research work. He is also received Amit Garg Memorial Research Award-2014 from I.I.T Delhi from the high impact publication in a quality journal during the session 2013-2014. At present, he has published more than Hundred research paper in internal national Journals and conferences in field of electrical power quality. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the IET RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION.

Rakesh Maurya (M’15) received B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh in 1998 and M. Tech (Power Electronics and Electric Drive) and Ph. D in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India in 2002 and 2014 respectively. Presently, he is serving as faculty member in the department of Electrical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat, Gujarat, India. His fields of interest include design of Switching Power Converters, High power factor AC/DC Converters, hybrid output converter, Power quality problems, Advanced Electric drives and applications of Real Time Simulator for the control of power converters. He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Life member of System Society of India (SSI).

Yongheng Yang (S’12-M’15-SM’17) received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering and automation from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi, China, in 2009 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2014. He was a postgraduate student at Southeast University, China, from 2009 to 2011. In 2013, he spent three months as a Visiting Scholar at Texas A&M University, USA. Dr. Yang is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University. His current research is on the integration of grid-friendly photovoltaic systems with an emphasis on the power electronics converter design, control, and reliability. Dr. Yang is the Chair of the IEEE Denmark Section. He serves as an Associate Editor for several prestigious journals, including the IEEE JOURNAL OF EMERGING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN POWER ELECTRONICS, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS. He is a Subject Editor of the IET RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, including MPPT. Dr. Yang is the General Co-chair of the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC 2020) and a Publicity Co-chair of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2020). He was the recipient of the 2018 IET RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION Premium Award and was an Outstanding Reviewer for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS in 2018.

Speakers and presentations:

  1. Bhim Singh, CEA Chair Professor and Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi -110016-India
    Design and Control of Solar Photovoltaic Energy System
  1. Ambrish Chandra, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Hybrid Renewable Energy Standalone Systems
  1. Sanjeet Kumar Dwivedi, Senior R&D engineer, Danfoss Drives A/S, Gra°sten, Denmark
    High Energy Efficiency AC Machines and Their Application in Wind Energy Conversion System
  1. Parag Upadhyay, PhD, Principal Scientist – Transformers & Electromagnetics, ABB Power Grid Research, Raleigh, NC – 27606, USA
    Integration of Renewable Energy System to the Power Grid – Impact and Challenges