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Proposal Number: 6158

Domain: Information & Communication Technology

Theme(s): CAD for Reliability and Safety

Supporting Central Government Agency: Ministry of Power

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 202.92

Principal Investigator: Arnab Sarkar

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Santosh Biswas ,Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Soumyajit Dey ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Alok Kanti Deb ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Ranjan Kumar Behera ,Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
Arijit Mondal ,Indian Institute of Technology, Patna

Domain: Information & Communication Technology

Project Title

A Software Tool for the Planning and Design of Smart Micro Power Grids

Project Images

Image Caption:Intelligent CAD for Reliable Smart Micro-Grid Design

Web Abstract

Future smartgrids are expected to become interconnected networks of small-scale and self-contained microgrids, which would be an integral add-on to the centralized primary electric power backbone. Since microgrids will mainly focus on supplying electrical and heat loads in a small geographical area with specific climatic conditions (e.g., wind speeds or solar radiation), geographical terrain / water sources, consumer behavior patterns etc., a plethora of design alternatives seem possible depending on the variations in these parameters. The project aims at the development of a design space exploration tool for microgrid design which can provably guarantee a performance measure in terms of say, QoS in electricity, operator revenues, etc in the face of design perturbations like  addition/removal of components (say, generation unit, feeder line or operations control algorithm). New electricity scheduling and operations control algorithms and hardware testbed for a prototype microgrid will also be developed as part of the project.