Technical Talks by Dr Naran M. Pindoriya

1) Smart Distribution Grid – Towards Efficient Electricity Management

Access to affordable, reliable and low-carbon electricity plays a critical role for sustainable economies and social development. The transition to a decarbonized economy involves (1) optimal utilization of distributed renewable energy resources (2) developing smart grid technologies and (3) promoting energy efficiency in electricity value chain. This talk would cover the discussion on enabling technologies for smart grid – advanced sensing/measurement, integrated communications, advanced components/subsystems and improved interface/decision support. Some research scope in the smart grid domain would also be highlighted.

Date: 17 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Venue: NU-SIT, SIT Building @ Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore 567739

2) Short-term Forecasting for Optimal Generation Scheduling and Demand Management

This talk focuses on importance of short-term forecasting tool for system operator, power producers and distribution companies for better management of electrical energy in smart grid. Time series model and neural network based models will be discussed for solar PV, wind power generations and electricity price forecasting in day-ahead horizon and very short-term time horizon for real data set of these variables.

Date: 18 May 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Seminar Room E3‐06‐09, Block E3, Faculty of Engineering, NUS Singapore

Speaker’s Bio:

Dr. Naran M. Pindoriya is an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India. Before he joined IIT Gandhinagar, he was a research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2010. He received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in 2009. His research interests include active distribution grid, microgrid, load forecasting, and demand side energy management. He has developed the Power Systems and Smart Grid (PS&SG) research laboratory at IIT Gandhinagar. The PS&SG research group has published the research findings in scholarly research journals and peer-reviewed conferences.

He is the recipient of BHAVAN fellowship awarded by IUSSTF, Newton-Bhabha award, IEEE PES Gujarat Chapter Outstanding Engineer award and faculty award for Excellence in Institute building. He is a senior member of IEEE, Fellow of IETE, member of IE (India) and Life member of ISTE India.

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