This book focuses on various challenges, solutions, and emerging technologies in the operation, control, design, optimization, and protection of microgrids in the presence of hybrid renewable energy sources and electric vehicles. This book provides an insight into the potential applications and recent development of different types of renewable energy systems including AC/DC microgrids, RES integration issues with the grid, electric vehicle technology, etc. The book serves as an interdisciplinary platform for the audience working in the focused area to access information related to energy management, modeling, and control. It covers fundamental knowledge, design, mathematical modeling, applications, and practical issues with sufficient design problems and case studies with detailed planning aspects. This book will serve as a guide for researchers, academicians, practicing engineers, professionals, and scientists, as well as for graduate and postgraduate students working in the area of various applications of RES, Electric Vehicles, and AC/DC Microgrid.
Aashish Kumar Bohre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, West Bengal, India. He has received his B.E. degree (2009) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from UIT-RGPV Bhopal, M.P., India; M.Tech. degree (2011) in Power System Engineering and a Ph.D. degree (2016) in Electrical Engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India. He has over six years of teaching experience and has supervised several Ph.D., M.Tech., and B.Tech. theses in different research areas. His research interest includes distribution system operation and planning, sustainable development of power system, distributed generation, power system optimization, operations and planning of transmission system, FACTS planning, smart grid, renewable energy, power system stability, transient analysis, power system reliability, Electric Vehicle, and soft computing techniques, etc. Dr. Bohre has published several research papers in reputed journals and conferences and also authored four chapters and one research book in his research area.
Pradyumn Chaturvedi received Ph.D., M. E., and B. E. degrees in 2010, 2001, and 1996 from National Institute of Technology Bhopal (India), Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Viswavidyalaya Bhopal (India), and Barkatullah University Bhopal (India), respectively. He is presently working as an Assistant Professor (Grade-I) in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. He has more than 21 years of experience in teaching and research with over 90 research papers published in reputed international journals and Conferences. He has also co-authored one book entitled Modeling and Control of Power Electronics Converter System for Power Quality Improvements. Dr. Chaturvedi completed three sponsored research projects - multilevel inverter application for renewable energy harvesting and currently working on DST-SERB Core Research Grant sponsored project 'Solid State Transformer for Off-Grid Rural Electrification.' He is presently working on two International collaborative projects - One research project under India-Taiwan International Joint Research Program to develop Solid State Transformer for Low Voltage Distribution Network, and International Consortium Project under India-EU Horizon 2020 Program on Integrated Local Energy Systems is also ongoing. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. Dr. Chaturvedi is Associate Editor, IEEE IES Industrial Electronics Technology News, ITeN; and Chairperson, Resonant and Soft Switching Converter Subcommittee, IEEE IES Technical Committee of Power Electronics. Dr. Chaturvedi is the Founder & Chairperson of IEEE Bombay Section Joint Chapter of PELS-IES. He has successfully organized IEEE IAS/PELS/IES Sponsored International Conference on Smart Technology for Power, Energy and Control (STPEC) in 2020 and 2021 as Program Chair. His research interests include a solid-state transformer, fault-tolerant multilevel converters, medium voltage DC grid, reduced device count multilevel inverters, renewable energy harvesting, and improved power quality converters.
Mohan Lal Kolhe is a full professor in smart grid and renewable energy at the Faculty of Engineering and Science of the University of Agder (Norway). He is a leading renewable energy technologist with three decades of academic experience at the international level and previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities, e.g., University College London (UK/Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada); etc. In addition, he was a member of the Government of South Australia's first Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. Due to his enormous academic contributions to sustainable energy systems, he got the offer of Vice-Chancellor of Homi Bhabha State University Mumbai (Cluster University of Maharashtra Government, India), full professorship(s)/ chair(s) in 'sustainable engineering technologies/systems' and 'smart grid' from the Teesside University (UK) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) respectively. Prof. Kolhe is an expert evaluator of many prestigious international research councils (e.g., European Commission: Erasmus+ Higher Education - International Capacity Building, Royal Society London (UK), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC UK), Cyprus Research Foundation, etc.). Prof. Kolhe has successfully won competitive research funding from the prestigious research councils (e.g., Norwegian Research Council, EU, EPSRC, BBSRC, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. His research works in energy systems have been recognized within the top 2% of scientists globally by Stanford University's 2020, 2021 matrices. He is an internationally recognized pioneer in his field, whose top 10 published works have an average of over 175 citations each.
Sri Niwas Singh obtained his M. Tech. and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) in 1989 and 1995, respectively. He is presently a Professor (HAG) in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IITK. Prof. Singh was the Vice-Chancellor of Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur from April 2017 to July 2020. Dr. Singh received several awards - the Young Engineer Award 2000 of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Khosla Research Award of IIT Roorkee, and Young Engineer Award of CBIP New Delhi (India), 1996. Prof. Singh is a recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship of Germany (2005, 2007) and Otto-Monsted Fellowship of Denmark (2009-10). He received INAE Outstanding Teacher Award 2016, IEEE R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award 2016, NPSC 2020 Academic Excellence Award, and 2021 IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Outstanding Educator/Mentor Award. His research interests include power system restructuring, FACTS, power system optimization & control, power quality, wind power, etc. Prof. Singh has 225 journal publications, 02 textbooks, 08 edited books, and 30 book chapters to his credit.