The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore conducted Workshop on Dynamic Energy Management System (DEMS) from July 7 - 8, 2017.
Penetration of microgrids onto the conventional grid is the present phase of evolution on electric power utility both nationally and globally. Microgrid is the miniature of the legacy grid energized by Renewable Energy (RE) sources capable of meeting the local demands connected to it, partially or fully, in a synchronized manner . Also, introduction of Demand Response Programs (DRPs) among the end-users is becoming an essential requirement to solve the global energy crisis from the demand side. Integration of distributed RE-based generation along with facilitation of DRPs on the demand side in a large power grid needs to happen at a micro scale and in a distributed manner as the legacy grid is a centralized complex network which cannot be bothered to a very large extent . The need for an Energy Management System (EMS) is to monitor and control energy production and consumption in generation, transmission and consumer facilities. The concept of Dynamic Energy Management (DEM) plays a significant role in accomplishing the frequency control without perturbing the controlling facility in the conventional grid. DEM is a concept of controlling the charge–discharge transactions on the energy storage modules to oppose the frequency excursions on the grid. DEM, an intelligent and self-decisive scheme houses a DEMS that is capable of monitoring the status of microgrid at regular intervals and take appropriate actions with respect to the storage modules installed in the microgrid.
The workshop was in collaboration with KTH Sweden, associated with the Project ‘E4T micro grid concept for Andaman Nicobar Islands – Phase 2.
The main objective of the workshop was to introduce DEMS and discuss on the joint proposal to E4T. Around 20 faculty members from EEE attended the FDP. The sessions were handled by faculty from Amrita and KTH.
The DEMS in Amrita Lab was discussed by Ms. D. Prasanna Vadana, Amrita faculty. E4T Demonstration Microgrid proposal for Port Blair was presented by Dr Ebrahim Shayesteh, KTH.
RTDCCU for E4T Project was presented by Mr. S. Nithin, Amrita faculty.
E4T Demonstration Microgrid proposal for Port Blair
Venue: Conference Hall, 3rd Floor, AB II
Number of Participants: 20