Renewable Energy Integration in the smart electricity grid
Renewable Energy Integration in the smart electricity grid
  • Coordinator:Prof. Tarlochan Kaur
  • Co Coordinator: Prof. Rintu Khanna
  • Members: Prof. Jagdish Kumar, Prof. Balwinder Singh

Given the backdrop of rising overall energy demand, global warming, finite fossil fuel resources, cyber attack risks, power shortages, the potential of various renewable energies to contribute to a sustainable global energy supply assumes large importance. The Renewable Energy Group’s mission is to support the Sustainable Energy Technologies by developing solutions to key issues facing development and widespread deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies.

  • Renewable energy systems for heating, cooling, transport and electricity production. Solar passive buildings.
  • Solar Photovoltaic – Low cost and high efficiency cells, silicon and other PV modules, integrated building photovoltaics, concentrated photovoltaic cells, modeling, organic cells.
  • Solar Thermal – Solar field design and characterization, energy storage, heat pumps, system integration and design, mathematical modeling and optimization of solar thermal sub-systems.
  • Smart Grid – DC/AC smart grids, micro grids comprising of Renewable Energy power plants with appropriate storage systems such as batteries and fuel cells, communication and control applications, power electronics, interconnection between grid and plant, substation automation, , demand side management of the energy sector, modeling electricity markets and distribution networks
  • Design and Analysis – Solar radiation assessment using Artificial Neural Networks, feasibility studies of integrating solar plants (PV solar plants, solar thermal plants) with conventional (thermal/hydroelectric) power plants, E –Analysis (Energy, Environment, Economics) of power Generation.
Journals /Publications
  • T. Kaur, “Diffusion Of Renewable Energy Technologies in Electricity Markets”, Proccedings of International Conference on Deregulated Environment and Energy Markets (DEEM-2011)’, 22nd – 23rd July 2011, 177-180, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
  • R. Kaur and T. Kaur, “ Optimal Placement Of UPFC In Transmission Line In Deregulated Environment”, Proccedings of International Conference on Deregulated Environment and Energy Markets (DEEM-2011) , 22nd – 23rd July 2011, 261-264, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
  • P. Kumar, J. Kumar and T. Kaur, “Optimal Location of Shunt FACTS Devices for Improving Power System Transient Stability in Long Transmission Lines”, National Conference on Power and Energy Systems, (NCPES- 2011), Vadodra, April 23-24,
  • R. Kaur, H. Singh and T. Kaur, “Optimal Power Dispatch in Deregulated Power System”, Proceedings Of IC on Power System Operation and Control (ICOPS – 10), 20th – 22nd Dec 2010., GNE Ludhiana.
  • T. Kaur, Dr. R. Khanna,“ Key Issues In Research and Development For Capacity Addition Of Renewable Energies” Proccedings of International Congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE) , pp. 81-87, 1st -2nd December, 2010, Hotel Mountview, Chandigarh
  • T. Kaur, “The Indian Power Sector – A Sustainable Way Forward”, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Power and Energy, (IPEC- 2010), 27th – 29th October, 2010, 666 – 670, Singapore.