All the accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library.


Mr. S. K Soonee
Topic: Evolution of Indian Power System: Challenges and Opportunities
Keynote Lecture I, 1st June,2018

Mr. S. K. Soonee is presently the Advisor of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO). He served as CEO POSOCO and as Executive Director of System Operations at Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. Mr. Soonee has 40 years of work experience. He has first-hand three decades experience of Power System Operation of Eastern, Southern and Northern Grids of India. He joined Central Electricity Authority through Central Power Engineering Services in 1978. He has worked extensively in Integration of State Grids to form a Regional Grid and subsequent integration of Regional Grids leading to the formation of the National Grid. He has specialization in Power System Operation, Planning, Commercial, Settlement, Restoration and entire gamut of Power Pooling and Governance. Other areas of expertise of Mr. Soonee include Electricity Markets including Power Exchanges, Open Access in Inter-State Transmission System, and Regulatory affairs besides expertise in Load Despatch Technology, integration of Renewable Energy Sources including REC Mechanism, Transmission Pricing and development of Ancillary Services. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of IEEE , distinguished member CIGRE and represented India on the CIGRE Study Committee C2 on Power System Operation and Control and C 5 on power market. He is also a Fellow of National Academy of Engineering, USA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electrical Engineering and is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Kharagpur.

Prof. Bikash Pal
Title: Impact of Renewable and Storage in Power Network Planning and Operation
Keynote Lecture II, 1st June,2018

Bikash Pal holds the Chair of Power Systems at Imperial College London. His research over the past 20 years has focused on designing robust control techniques to guard against power system stability problem. He has led strategic research in power transmission control and state estimation with lasting support from Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC), UK, Council of the European Union and power industries: ABB, UK Power Networks and National Grid, UK. Currently he leads an eight-university UK-India research consortium on Smart Grid and Storage and a six-university UK-China research consortium in Smart Grid and Control. His research group have won President's outstanding research team award at Imperial College London, 2016. He has written two books on power system stability and control, published 75 IEEE/IET journal papers, graduated 18 PhDs and supervised 20 post docs. Prof Pal’s DLP lectures have benefited many colleagues in power engineering profession worldwide. Before joining Imperial College London, he was with the faculty of IIT Kanpur (1999-2001 and also with Jadavpur University (1994-1999). He has offered course on power system stability and control and on power system protection for practicing engineers from Brazil, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, Europe, Middle East and India. He is consultant to National Grid UK and ALSTOM Grid UK (now GE Grid Solution UK Ltd), UK Power Networks and STATNET Norway where he provided technical solution to power network stability related problems. He is also a consultant for the United Nation (Framework for Climate Change) for clean development mechanism programme. As Editor-in-Chief (2005-2012) of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution journal, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting high quality research from our power engineering colleagues. He chairs IEEE PES Working Group on Distribution System State Estimations: Practical Challenges, Limitations of Current Tools and Research Need. He is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He was honoured by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with Mercator Professorship in 2011. Prof Pal is a Fellow of IEEE for his contribution to power system stability and control. He is also a visiting Professor at Tsinghua University.

Prof. (Dr.) S. P. Gon Chaudhuri
Topic: Re-inventing the stand alone Solar for North East India.
Keynote Lecture I, 2nd June,2018

S. P. Gon Chaudhuri an Electrical Engineer from Jadavpur University is an International Expert in the field of Renewable Energy. He served Govt. of Tripura, Govt. of West Bengal and North Eastern Council for promotion of Renewable Energy. He did pioneering work in the field of Solar Photovoltaic. His work in Sundarbans received worldwide recognition. He received National Science Academy Award, Green Oscar from UK and Euro Solar Award from Germany for his outstanding contribution in providing energy access to millions people in this planet. He worked throughout the world including different states of India to provide electricity in the unserved areas. The Mini grid concept was introduced by him. India’s first 2 MW grid connected Solar Power Plant in Asansol was introduced by him. He designed the first Floating Solar Power plant of India and commissioned in 2014. He is at present the member of Tripura State Planning Board and Chairman of State Solar Power Committee. He is also Visiting Professor of IIEST, Shibpur and a fellow of Institute of Engineers, India. Dr. Gon Chaudhuri travelled extensively throughout the world to realize his dream Energy for all. He has written four books on Renewable Energy. He is the Member in the Energy Expert Committee of Govt. of India. He is also the Chairman of the State Solar Power Committee, Govt of Tripura and Chairman, International Solar Innovation Council, Helsinki.

Prof. K. Gopakumar
Title: High resolution multilevel voltage space vector structure generation for variable speed drives and grid-tied applications.
Keynote Lecture II, 2nd June,2018

Prof. K. Gopakumar received his B.E., M.Sc.(Engg.) and Ph.D. degrees from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore INDIA. He was with the Indian Space Research Organization from 1984 to 1987. He is currently a Professor at DESE (Department of Electronic Systems Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA. He is a Fellow of Institution of Electrical and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India. Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) and a Fellow of IEEE. He currently serves as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and also a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Industrial Electronics society, since 2011. His fields of interest are Power Converters, PWM Techniques and AC Drives.