One Week Coordinator Workshop on Electrical Power System at IIT Kharagpur
1st – 5th May 2017
One week coordinators workshop on ”Electrical Power Systems” under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), supported by MHRD, Govt. of India was organized by IIT Kharagpur from 1st -5th May 2017. Mrs. Dimple Saproo, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics & Communications from Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon attended the workshop.
The Main Objectives of the workshop was to provide a complete orientation to the faculty members who will act as workshop Coordinators during the main workshop which would be held from 10th – 15th July 2017 under the project called “Empowerment of students& Teacher through Synchronous& Asynchronous instruction.”
Day 1 (1st May 2017)
The programme commenced with an introductory speeches from following dignitaries.
- Prof. Simran Bhattacharyya (Deputy, Director, IIT Kharagpur
- Dr. D.P. Pathak ( Professor, IIT Bombay)
- Prof. Kannan M. Moudgalaya (Professor, IIT Bombay)
- Prof. Adrijjit Gosawami( Dean, Continuing Education, IIT Kharagpur)
- Prof. N.K Kishore( Course Coordinator, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur)
- Prof. Raja Datta ( Principal, Investigator T10KT, NMEICT, IIT Kharagpur)
The session began with lecture by Prof. N.K. Kishore (IIT Kharagpur) highlighting the Analytical approach of Understanding Power System. Prof N.K. Kishore gave an introduction of the Power System to the participant. He briefed on the significance of the subject not only in Electrical but also to various other streams of science like Mathematics, Physics and Electronics, Mechanical etc. He also introduced other eminent faculty members involved in the course. In the post lunch session there was a lecture on Component Power by Prof.Gautam. BandyopadyayT (Department of Electrical Engineering, IIEST Kolkata). He discussed the major components of the Electrical power, Transmission Types, Synchronous Generator Model, Load Modeling, and Power Flow through a short transmission line. Later session was lead by Prof N.K.Kishore in which he briefed about the Renewable Energy Sources, need for the alternate energy sources, its advantage and disadvantages. He also told the various websites available for getting the updates.
Day 2 (2nd May 2017)
The morning session started with the lecture on Basic tools of Analysis by Prof. Gautam. Bandyopadyay (IIEST Kolkata). He discussed the significance of coordinate system, overflow diagram and load flow analysis .The session ended with a topic of economic operation of the Plant.
Post lunch session was a discussion of stability of Power System and hand on training on the software PSCAD to find the stability by the eminent Prof. N.K. Kishore. The session ended with the discussion on faults on the transmission lines. Participants were introduced with Scilab, which is simulation alternative to MATLAB software. At the end of the teaching session, all the participants visited “Science Museum” were basic laws of science depicted by simple experiments.
Day 3 (3rd May 2017)
Before the session few participants were taken to school of Energy Sciences, where the participants were shown various laboratories like Solar Panel Testing lab, were the performance of the solar of the solar panel was analyzed, Solar Thermal Lab were the working model of Solar Thermal system to head water was demonstrated.
The first session of the day was started by Prof.Shreevardhan. A. Soman (Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay) where the overview on the Governance used to maintain the frequency of generation and transmission Sides, in the same session UP grid collapsed was reviewed in detail and the reasons for the blackout for the half the India were listed as Transient Instability of system, corridors not being strong enough and lack of reactive power measurement. The participants were made familiarized with Synchrony Phases, PMU and other techniques for phase measurements. Prof Soman (IIT, Bombay) discussed average transmission loading. There was also basic question answer session.
The post lunch session participants had discussion with an Industry Expert Mr. Narayan (TCS) on Information and Communication techniques in Power System. Initially he discussed the automation of Sub Station and Distribution System. He elaborated the building blocks of Smart Grid. He also discussed the Importance of ISO model in smart grid.
Day 4 (4th May 2017)
The session started with the discussion of Protection of Transmission Lines by Prof. Gautam Bandyopadyay (IIEST Kolkata). He discussed different types of relays and recent developments in relays. Mr. Naryana (TCS) preceded the next session of the day, he continued his discussion on smart Grid also introduced the concept of Virtual power plants and concluded the session with the discussion of processed tools for smartening the grid. Later session continued on discussion of economics of asset management in electricity utility.
He also discussed the change in the asset management for the smart grid. In the discussion he proposed the need of processing of more real time data, which can be achieved with the help of cloud and more monitoring with the help of drones. The session ended with the explanation by Prof. Gautam. Bandyopadyay (IIEST Kolkata) on protection using adaptive relays
Day 5 (5th May 2017)
In the start of the session the participants visited Electrical department of IIT Kharagpur. Participants were allowed to visit well-established labs of Electrical Machines, Power Gears, Relays Switch Gear and Protection machine, High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC ) lab. The coordinators were briefed with the role and responsibilities of the Workshop coordinator for the main workshop .The evening session was valedictory ceremony where the efforts being put in by IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur to make the NMEICT project a success were highlighted. Certificates were awarded to all the workshop coordinators from various colleges all over India .Valedictory function was held on 5th Maywith a Vote of thanks from Prof. Raja Datta (Principal, Investigator T10KT, NMEICT, IIT Kharagpur).
The workshop was informative to all the participants and they gained additional knowledge of the subject and also succeeded in enhancing their teaching skills.