EEE Lecture on
Issues associated with
Implementation of Embedded Generation and Microgrids
IEEE-JMI Branch organised a Lecture on “Issues associated with Implementation of Embedded Generation and Microgrids” by Prof. Akhtar Kalam, at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi on 30 January 2015. Six students—Dishant Passi (16056), Brijesh Aggarwal (16044), Birender Rawat (16043), Anurag Vats (16029), Abhishek Nehra (16004)and Nishant Malik (16104) from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon attended the lecture.
The speaker, Prof. Akhtar Kalam from School of Engineering and Sciences, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia delivered the key lecture along with many other rewarding presentations. The event commenced with a brief introduction to the speaker, his executive summary and publications. Prof. Akhtar explained some of the examples of poor implementations of Embedded Generations in India and how India is lacking in this concept at global level. He also tried to explain why the concept of Microgrids is becoming very acceptable due to the research advancement in the field of renewable energy. He elaborated upon how the concept of Microgrids is used to generate local electricity for meeting the demands and how these generations can be embedded to the existing grid. Speaker also explained about the complexities faced in this embedding system and discussed about the Network responsibilities and principle objectives for Networks which included Adequate supply of network to supply load, adequate reliability of network, adequate power quality and adequate level of redundancy.
Prof. Akhtar also briefed the audience about the embedded grid in the networks and its high impact; and explained how these sources can be embedded anywhere in the network and wide variety of types and characteristics of distributions of generations. He also discussed about the various challenges faced by the various nations in regard with this concept along with a brief comparison of advancements and availability of resources in Australia and India. Prof. Akhtar also explained that how Australia has been so rich till now and why India is far back due to incapability of fully optimisation of resources.
Prof. Akhtar also spoke about the technical issues of the Embedded Generations, how the maturity of technology affects the power supply for a nation, Role of Network design in expanding networks in the most optimum way, and protection of electricity from being stolen or used illegally. He discussed about connection cost as an issue beaming into the path of networks development.
Prof. Akhtar concluded the lecture by talking about the various solutions to the challenges faced in the Embedded Networks. The lecture was very fruitful and informative with lots of facts about the energy distribution and initiatives that could be taken by the young generation to deal with this problem and overcome its repercussions. The lecture was an amazing source of awareness on how India should mend its ways so as to rely less on the neighbouring countries and utilise its own resources in an optimum way.