Smart Energy Solutions to Boost Power Sector Economy During Pandemi

Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering & College of Computing Sciences & I nformation Technology (FOE&CCSIT), Teerthanker Mahaveer University (TMU), organized a webinar on June 06, 2020, on the topic “Smart Energy Solutions to Boost Power Sector Economy During Pandemic.”

Prof. (Dr.) Zainul Abdin Jaffery, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, Mr. Ashutosh Sharma, Project Head, Voltrans Energy, Ghaziabad and Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Kumar Dwivedi, Director, FOE&CCSIT, TMU, were the distinguished speakers of this webinar.

The webinar was inaugurated with the insightful thoughts of Pro-Vice-Chancellor Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Prof. Raghuvir Singh, who has expertise in electrical engineering—narrating the present situation of the Indian Power sector and its challenges. He also focused his talk on different innovative and conventional solutions to make power system operation more flexible and develop strong immunity against its venerability. He stated that soon electrical engineering has to play a crucial role in the country’s economy and its development as energy is a pivot to humankind’s growth and energy security is the need of the hour. He also shared the benefits of renewable energy generation and its storage, and its integration to the power grid.

Prof. Dwivedi shared his immense knowledge and understanding of the practical issues faced by our power sector in the present scenario and the challenges before the sector in the current crisis. He explained the Round the clock (RTC) renewable power purchase agreement between different transmission and distribution companies. He also shed light on the power bundling and microgrids for renewable energy sources to cater to the growing demand for energy. He shared COP-21 vision and India’s aim to produce 175 GW of renewable energy for its domestic use, reduce its dependency on conventional fuel-based power production, and contribute to a greener future.

Dr. Zainul Abdin Jaffery, Professor, EED, Jamia Milia Islamia University, and the guest of honor for the webinar and one of the key speakers of the event, shared his research and various other publications to motivate the audience to think over new ways to solve the problems of the power sector. He talked about energy security, energy storage, novel methods for fault detection, and rapid synchronization of the Power grid or how we can make our power sector more robust and less vulnerable towards the fault.
He explained the thermal imaging technique for fault detection & how we can combine image processing and fuzzy logic to detect fault more rapidly and with a significant amount of accuracy. He also presented various data related to this technique and showed us how efficiently we could achieve this objective with a fair amount of safety.

Mr. Ashutosh Sharma shared his valuable experience in solar system installation and commissioning, as he was one of the key speakers of the webinar. He shared his vast knowledge and explained the different stages of solar system commissioning. He explained how solar power could be a game-changer in India’s energy security and employment generation. He is more focused on solar power entrepreneurship and believes that this sector has an enormous opportunity to generate employment and make India self-sustainable.
He also presented various schemes driven by central and state governments to boost renewable energy generation, primally solar power generation.
The webinar ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Garima Goswami, Head, Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and College of Computing Sciences & Information Technology, TMU.

More than 200 participants registered for the webinar, and e-certificates were provided to all the registered participants.

Webinar Coordinator:
Dr. Garima Goswami
Head, Electrical Engineering Department

Organizing Committee:
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Verma, Asstt. Prof., EED, FoE&CCSIT
Mr. Umesh Kumar Singh, Asstt. Prof., EED, FoE&CCSIT
Mr. Raghvendra Kumar Singh, Asstt. Prof., EED, FoE&CCSIT