Project title: Energy Research In Smart Energy Grids Under New INDIGO Partnership Program

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Research Area : Smart energy

 

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Stabiliz-E is a 3 year project with Indo-European collaboration under the New INDIGO Partnership Program which intends to provide a cost-effective infrastructure and functional solution to combine local renewable energy sources with a high level of energy availability and sufficient quality of service for everyday use.

This is a European commission Indigo-FP7 International collaborative project. This project consists of a consortium of partners representing three European countries, Portugal, Germany and Finland in collaboration with India. Today, modern power systems are being operated closer to their limits due to economic, technical or environmental reasons One critical aspect of future smart grids will be self-stabilization in terms of “availability” and “Quality of Service”

Project is the result of immense need to move from traditional, centralized, static energy grid towards a decentralized and dynamic grid, which gives more freedom to producers, distributers, and consumers.
 One critical aspect of future smart grids will be self-stabilization in terms of “availability” and “Quality of Service” which is considered as stable energy.

https://indigoprojects.eu/object/project/34

Project goals

  • Design and implementation of low-cost monitoring systems for real-time monitoring of electric power distribution systems.
  • Innovative use of information and communication technology (ICT) for efficient handling and management of the data from the monitoring systems.
  • Design and development of methodologies and algorithms for controlling the power distribution system, so that the stability and the quality of the power supplied to the consumers are maintained.
  • Developing techniques to implement ICT enabled distributed controls to maintain acceptable operation of the system.
  • Innovative and efficient use of ICT to detect and identify faults in the system, and prescribe optimal reconfiguration methodologies to restore the system.
 
  • Design and implement low cost real-time monitoring and control devices to be deployed in remote and cost dependent regions
  • Devise and deploy, via the low cost infrastructure, automatic methodologies to analyze, decide, and reconfigure in near real time the network

Project Collaborators (from other institutes / companies)

 

Publications:

Power theft detection in microgrids
Devidas, Aryadevi R.D. , and Maneesha V Ramesh
Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS), 2015 International Conference on. IEEE
2015

 A system for Energy conservation through personalized learning mechanism 
 Devidas, Aryadevi R.D. , George, Sweatha Rachel and Maneesha V Ramesh
Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS), 2015 International Conference on. IEEE
2015

Micro grid architecture for line fault detection and Isolation.
Maneesha V Ramesh, Mohan, Neethu and Devidas, Aryadevi R.D.
Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS), 2015 International Conference on. IEEE,
2015

Studying the Impact of Ac micro grid on Ac grid and its fault analysis.
Korada, Prasanth Korada and Devidas, Aryadevi R.D.
PESTSE 2015
2015

Kick off Meeting

  The project kick-off meeting was held at the Amrita University on 14-15th Nov 2014, to revise the plan for the project and to examine the existing ikick off.pngnfrastructure and technologies that can be used in the project. A second project meeting was held at IITKanpur on 14-18th April 2015 to chalk out the internal project deliverable and scientific tasks until Sept 2015.

Amrita WNA hosted the Kick-off meeting for the Stabiliz-e meeting at its Amritapuri Campus which was attended by all the project partners. For Amrita, Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor - Amrita university the Stabiliz-E Project team headed by Dr.Maneeshaa Ramesh, Dr. Kanakasabapathy - EEE Dept (Amritapuri Campus),  Dr. Sasi K. Kottayil - EEE Dept (Coimbatore Campus) attended the meeting.

 

 Value added by Amrita

  • Stabiliz-E studies and outcomes will have tremendous impact at the Indian level
  • Data collected from power grid for Stabiliz-E studies will be used to detect and locate power theft
  • Amrita Sphuranam – Solar Electrification of tribal village, Velaramkunnu, in Wayanad district of Kerala is already completed

                                https://www.amrita.edu/news/amrita-wna-achieves-microgrid-solar-electrification-remote-tribal-village-wayanad

Future (after the project)

  • Development of Microgrids in Rural Villages
  • Enhance the research facility

 

Management Committee Members:

Prof. Bernhard Schätz, Ms. Pragya Gupta; Fortiss GmbH

Prof. S.N. Singh, Dr. Saikat Chakrabarti; IIT Kanpur

Dr. Maneesha Ramesh; Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham, Amrita University

Dr. Kari Maki; VTT

Dr. Rodolfo Martins ; Evoleo

Mr. Gopal Krishna; Maxim Integrated, India

 

Team Members:

Ms. Aryadevi

Mr. Ganesh

Mr.Ullas

Mr. Aravind Hanumanthaiah

Mr. Rayudu Y. V.

Mr. Ramesh Gunta

Ms. Sincy Raj

Ms. Athira Udaykumar

Mr. Fabien Robert

Mr. Sreekanth

Mr. Deepak

Ms. Sruthi

Ms. Seelvalsa

Ms.Sreereshmi

Mr. Tinu Vinod

Ms. Nikhitha Murali

Mr. Sai Shibu N B.

Ms.Sweatha Rachel George

Project Details
PI: 
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh
Dr. Bernhard Schatz
Dr. Saikat Chakrabarti
Dr. Rodolfo Martins
Dr. Kari Maki
Funding Agency: 
Department of Science and Technology (DST)