A Three Day National-Level Workshop on Real Time Digital Simulations
The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) student branch chapter at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) organized a three-day national level workshop on real time digital simulations for power engineering applications (PERA 2018). The event was organized in association with IEEE PES/IAS joint chapter, Uttar Pradesh Section at IIT Kanpur from 16th to 18th November 2018. The programme was sponsored by IEEE PES under Member Driven Initiatives (MDI) and was co-sponsored by IEEE Industry Application Society along with industrial partners – OPAL-RT, Typhoon and RTDS.
The workshop was intended to train the participants on real time simulators used for power engineering research. The event was enriched with technical training including thirteen lecture sessions by eminent academics and technocrats across India. Intense hands-on training sessions on various real time simulators installed at power engineering research laboratory of IIT Kanpur were the highlights of the program.
Eighty five (85) participants including academicians, researchers and industrialists who attended the workshop were provided an exposure to simulators including RTDS, OPAL-RT and TYPHOON. A poster presentation was arranged for the researchers to showcase their research related to the theme of the workshop. Dedicated sessions were also held for the participants to know the importance and activities of Power and Energy Society and Women in Power initiative. A visit to smart city laboratory installation at IIT Kanpur was also arranged for the participants to know various smart grid technologies and functionalities.
The workshop was inaugurated on 16th November 2018 in presence of Prof. Achla Raina (Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT Kanpur), Prof. S.C. Srivastava (Professor, IIT Kanpur), Prof. K.V. Srivastava (Chair, IEEE UP Section) and Dr. Sandeep Anand (Chair, IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter, UP Section). Prof. Saikat Chakrabarty and Prof. Z.V. Lakaparambil delivered keynote lecturers on ‘Smart City Pilot Projects in IIT Kanpur’ and ‘Real time simulation and applications in digital control of systems’ respectively. The event concluded with a panel session on ‘role and future of real time simulators in power engineering research’, with Prof. S.C. Srivastava, Prof. N.P. Padhy, Prof. Saikat Chakrabarty and Prof. Z.V. Lakaparambil as panelists.
Chair: PERA 2018, Chair: IEEE Student Branch, IIT Kanpur
Research Scholar, Dept. of Electrical Engineering