Track Chair

  1. Distributed Generation and Energy Management
    Chair: Prof. Naran M. Pindoriya (IIT Gandhinagar)
  • Microgrids, nanogrids modeling, simulation, and data management.
  • Hybrid systems and applications.
  • Automation of smart/innovative homes, cities, communities.
  • Multi-energy systems, including combined heat and power.
  • Demand-side management, ancillary services from microgrids.
  • Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS).
  • Building energy management systems.
  • Peer-to-peer energy sharing.
  • Energy Storage Systems, EV battery storage, and Vehicle to Grid/Grid to Vehicle.
  1. Renewable Energy and Grid Integration
    Chair: Prof. Nilanjan Senroy (IIT Delhi)
  • Renewable power generation and clean energy technologies.
  • Battery, Hydrogen & fuel cell storage system.
  • Power converters for Renewable energy integration at transmission and distribution levels.
  • Demand-side management and ancillary services for large-scale integration.
  • Flexibility, Inertial control.
  • Policy, Grid Code, and Regulatory Framework.
  1. Power System Protection, Operation & Control
    Chair: Prof. Bhavesh Bhalja ( IIT Roorkee)
  • Power system modelling, dynamics, and control.
  • Power system protection, Digital Substation, and automation.
  • Forecasting and Scheduling practices, unit commitment, economic dispatch, etc.
  • Resilience, Security, reliability.
  • Wide area monitoring system and its applications.
  • Power System operation with FACTS/HVDC.
  • Advance metering, Synchrophasor measurements, state estimation.
  1. Power Electronics, Drives and Machines
    Chair: Prof. G. Bhuvaneshwari ( Mahindra University)
  • Analysis, control, and design of electrical machines and drives.
  • Emerging converter topologies, modeling, simulation, and control.
  • Design and applications of Wide Band Gap power electronic devices (SiC, GaN).
  • Motor drive technologies for Industrial Applications.
  • Power converters for Electric Vehicle chargers and power-train.
  • Battery Management Systems, Fuel Cell.
  • Health monitoring, predictive maintenance of Electrical Machines, and Power Converters.
  1. HV engineering and Power System Planning
    Prof. Prabodh Bajpai (IIT Kharagpur)
  • New materials for HV applications.
  • Transmission Expansion Planning.
  • Distribution System Planning.
  • Planning towards Net Zero Systems and Grids.
  • New Energy Storage technology.
  • EV Infrastructure.
  1. AI, ML, Big Data, and Cyber Security
    Chair: Prof. Rohit Bhakar (MNIT Jaipur)
  • Computational intelligence in power and energy systems.
  • AI, ML, and game theory applications.
  • Cyber-physical systems, threat, security, and privacy in grid applications.
  • IoT applications to the power system, data handling.
  • Cloud computing.
  • Cyber Security systems.
  • Blockchain technologies.
  1. Economics, Electricity Markets, and Regulatory framework
    Chair: Prof. Bharat Singh Rajpurohit (IIT Mandi)
  • Market design and regulation to integrate new participants and renewable resources.
  • Market designs for reliability and resilience in power systems with high renewable penetration.
  • Flexibility through markets – Intra-day markets and ramping products.
  • Expanding ambit of ancillary services – Essential Reliability Services from Renewables.
  • Wholesale and Retail level competition with New Actors – Aggregators, Distribution System Operators.
  • Risk Management in Electricity Market.
  • Sector regulation and tariff design in the face of technological disruption.
  • Techno-economic analysis.