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Invited talk on SolarPV Hybrid Distributed PowerGen System

November 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Invited talkThe Power and Control Society, on behalf of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, is conducting an invited talk on SolarPV Hybrid Distributed PowerGen System for Rural & Urban Microgrid Applications.Dr Jayesh Barve, Principal Engineer (Controls & Optimisation), GE Global Research, Bangalore, and President, Automatic Control and Dynamic Optimisation Society, will be handling the session, covering motivation, technical background, and some perspectives based on his industrial R&D and pilot-plant experiences related to HDP microgrids.

About the talk

An emerging trend in power systems technologies is the shift in the share of power generation from traditional large, centralised fossil-fuel-based thermal power-generation systems (coupled to large transmission-distribution grids) to new Renewable and/or Hybrid Distributed Power generation (HDP) systems (EITHER off-grid OR grid-tied) forming a small, local power generation- distribution systems called as nano/micro/mini-grids. Such HDP systems and micro-grids can help solve the universal energy access problem by providing electricity in remote, rural areas at lower carbon footprints. Whereas, in urban areas, similar scaled-up, grid-tied HDP microgrids can help reduce energy costs and carbon footprints for commercial and industrial facilities, campuses, and buildings.

The talk will highlight Physical and Digital transformation covering some details of a specific HDP solution that combines novel HDP Physical Systems (i.e., SolarPV, Battery, IC Engine, Power-Energy Controls, and Management, etc.) integrated with state-of-art HDP Digital platform (i.e., cyber-secured Edge- CloudApp based advanced IIOT automation platform) developed by speaker & his team at GE Global Research Center, Bangalore and with several plants successfully deployed & operational globally last few years. Finally, a brief overview will be provided describing the expansion of this work to an urban microgrid energy management platform.

About the speaker

Dr Jayesh Barve has more than thirty years of experience in industrial R&D and academia. He has filed 20+ global patent applications and 50+ research papers in peer-reviewed prestigious international journals and conferences. His R&D contributions have resulted in more than 15 industrial products/TechPoC/ for GE/TCS/other industries. He has been an active senior member of various international and national-level reputed professional organisations like IEEE, IFAC-ACDOS, and ISA. Dr Jayesh Barve also holds GE’s 6-sigma green belt and TRIZ Innovation Level-1 certification. He received the ISA (International Society of Automation) District-14 (India, East-Asia) level “Excellence in Leadership” Award (2015) and the prestigious global-level “Excellence in Technical Innovation” highest individual Award endowed by Honeywell UOP company (2019) for his professional technology R&D contributions.


November 18, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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