The transition towards increasingly renewable energy systems calls for novel techniques of operation, design of components and control in response to the changing power transmission and distribution networks. Smart grid is an enabler to this end, which leverages the latest developments in control components and information technology to improve the production and distribution of electricity from power plants to transmission lines to office buildings and homes. The main goal of this research center is to integrate manifold expertise in power systems, information technology and communication systems in both academia and industry to design/develop critical missing components required for smart grid that enables building essential real-world practical applications
The research center aims to provide a unique opportunity to research scholars, graduate and undergraduate students to work on projects developed in partnership with industry and focused on solving real-world problems in the domain of energy management. Industry promoted projects will help the students in gaining a better understanding and perspective of the real-world requirements and help in translating their theoretical knowledge to tangible outputs. The opportunity to interact with the experts from industry will help in preparing a next generation of technocrats well suited for academia and industry. Our main objective is to cultivate a healthy sharing of knowledge between industry and academia through active engagement in projects, industry specific workshops, short-term courses, conferences and seminars. The research center aims to reach operational self-sustainability through the funds garnered through industrial projects and by conducting short-term courses and industry specific workshops.
The research center will have the capacity to: