The course for industry delegates and researchers seeks to familiarize participants about different concepts and developments in SGT
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has begun a training programme on Smart Grid Technologies to provide knowledge about the smart electrical grid to various industry people as well as researchers in the domain.
The five-day course is being coordinated by Ankush Sharma and Alok Ranjan Verma, both professors at the Electrical Engineering department of IIT Kanpur. Apart from researchers, delegates from KESCo, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, UPSLDC, EESL, Siemens, JPDCL and Synergy Systems & Solutions have also enrolled for the programme.
Engineer’s Day was also celebrated during the inauguration of the training programme on September 15, attended by IIT Kanpur deputy director S Ganesh; dean of Research and Development A R Harish; and IITK-LTU Research Academy director S C Srivastava; apart from training coordinator Sharma and co-coordinator Verma.
The main objective of this course is to familiarize participants from utilities and industries with different concepts and developments in Smart Grid Technology (SGT). This will help them understand the role of modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in helping monitor and control the power systems more effectively. With the increase in penetration of SGT in power systems, there has been a growing demand for real-time visualization, monitoring, and control of the power system.
Further, the present-day electricity sector is witnessing an increased share of renewables, storage, EV charging stations, microgrids, intelligent sensors and controllers, automation, and smart metering at different levels in the network. This leads to transmission and distribution networks requiring cyber-secure Advanced Energy Management System (AEMS) and Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) tools. The large penetration of renewables, being intermittent in nature, will pose system stability and power quality concerns, which will require proper compensation and controls. The above challenges faced by the power system network will be discussed in detail in this course.