This book comprises the select peer-reviewed proceedings of the National Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Environment (NCRESE) 2019. The book brings together the latest developments in harvesting, storing and optimizing alternate and renewable energy resources. It covers latest developments in green energy technologies as well as smart grids, and their applications towards a sustainable environment. The book can be useful for beginners, academicians, entrepreneurs, and professionals interested in renewable energy technologies and sustainable environment practices.
Dr. Lillie Dewan is currently a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Haryana, India. She obtained her Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Punjab University in 1983, Master's in Control System in 1987, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Kurukshetra University in 2001. She has more than 35 years of teaching and research experience. She has published papers in 61 journals and 74 conferences. She has also supervised 14 doctoral and 40 postgraduate students, and she has completed two MHRD sponsored projects. She is a life member of ISTE, SSI, and member of IEEE.
Professor Ramesh Bansal has more than 25 years of diversified experience of research, scholarship of teaching and learning, accreditation, industrial, and academic leadership in several countries. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Sharjah. Previously he was Professor and Group Head (Power) in the ECE Department at University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa. Prior to his appointment at UP, he was employed by the University of Queensland, Australia; University of the South Pacific, Fiji; BITS Pilani, India; and Civil Construction Wing, All India Radio.
Prof. Bansal has significant experience of collaborating with industry and government organizations. He has made a significant contribution to the development and delivery of BS and ME programmes for Utilities. He has extensive experience in the design and delivery of CPD programmes for professional engineers. He has carried out research and consultancy and attracted significant funding from Industry and Government Organisations.
Prof. Bansal has published over 300 journal articles, presented papers at conferences, books, and chapters in books. He has Google citations of over 10000 and an h-index of 44. He has supervised 22 PhD, 4 Post Docs. His diversified research interests are in the areas of Renewable Energy (Wind, PV, DG, Micro Grid) and Smart Grid. Professor Bansal is an editor of several highly-regarded journals, IET-RPG and IEEE Systems Journals. He is a Fellow and Chartered Engineer IET-UK, Fellow Engineers Australia, Fellow Institution of Engineers (India), and Senior Member of IEEE-USA.
Dr. Ujjwal Kumar Kalla is currently an assistant professor and head, department of electrical engineering, Government Engineering College Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. He obtained his Master's of Technology in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives in 2010 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in Power Electronics in 2015 from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He has more than 16 years of teaching and research experience. He has published 35 research articles in reputed journals and conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA, fellow of Institution of Engineers India (IEI), life member of ISTE and fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers.