Meet the Keynote Speaker of ICPS 2023

Keynote Title: Advancing Innovation in Grid Resilience and Edge Technologies

Abstract: What is driving our industry to improve performance? As resilience becomes a critical factor for ensuring a reliable grid in the face of climate change and energy security risks, this presentation will provide an overview of current state vs. long-term strategy for managing the challenge of measuring resilience, the value it adds to reliability and how to balance the integration of risk, regulatory and customer concerns as it evolves. It will also discuss how innovative technologies and new business models could accelerate energy transition and shape the utility of the future.

Bio: Dr. Jessica Bian is the President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). She is a visionary leader and architect, has spearheaded electric industry’s reliability metrics and grid risk assessment. Currently she is the Vice President of Grid Services at Grid-X Partners.  Before that, she was with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC. Previously, she was the Director of Performance Analysis at North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Under her leadership, a total of 18 industry-wide reliability indicators were established to determine grid reliability, adequacy, and associated risks.  She is widely recognized as a pioneer and trusted world leader  in the field.

Keynote Title: Estimation of Grid Harmonics in the Presence of Renewable Energy Sources.

Abstract: Developments in the power electronics converter technology and control methodologies have been accelerated many folds in recent years and have made possible for the renewable energy sources (RESs) interconnection to the utility grid. Penetration of RES into the electric power system is growing rapidly across the globe owing to its environment friendly and several other important characteristics. The use of power electronics devices for interconnection of RES have resulted in severe harmonics pollution.  Harmonics, apart from creating problems of equipments overheating, noise and communication interference at customer end, also increase the reactive power requirement of converters, damage filter capacitances, disturb controller functioning, increase losses in cables/transformers /machines, etc., and introduce unwanted torque harmonics in the rotating machines. The estimation of harmonics has become very important for design, analysis, tariff, control and monitoring purposes.

Fourier transform based harmonics analyzer are available for the measurement of harmonics spectrum, however, it suffers from many limitations. As a result, intensive research has been focused on harmonics measurement and estimation in the recent years. This presentation briefly covers some of the important techniques of power system harmonics estimation along with scope and future challenges.

Bio: Prof S. N. Singh obtained his M. Tech. and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1989 and 1995. Presently, Prof Singh is Director, Atal Bihari Bajpayee- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior (MP), India (on leave from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India). Before joining IIT Kanpur as Associate Professor, Dr Singh worked with UP State Electricity Board as Assistant Engineer from 1988 to 1996, with Roorkee University (now IIT Roorkee) as Assistant Professor from 1996 to 2000 and with Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand as Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2002. He was Vice-Chancellor of Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology Gorakhpur during April 2017 to July 2020. Dr Singh received several awards including Young Engineer Award 2000 of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Khosla Research Award of IIT Roorkee, and Young Engineer Award of CBIP New Delhi (India), 1996. Prof Singh is receipt of Humboldt Fellowship of Germany (2005, 2007) and Ottomonsted Fellowship of Denmark (2009-10). Prof Singh became first Asian to receive 2013 IEEE Educational Activity Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education. He is also recipients of INAE Outstanding Teacher Award 2016 and IEEE R10 region (Asia-Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award 2016. Dr Singh is appointed as IEEE Distinguish Lecturer of Power & Energy Society from 2019 and Industry application Society for 2019-2021. He is also recipient of 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, security analysis, wind power, etc. Prof Singh has published more than 550 papers (h-index=60, Citation=14k+) in International/ national journals/conferences and supervised 42 PhD (9 PhD under progress). He has also written 32 book chapters, 10 Edited books and 2 text-books one on Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution and second is Basic Electrical Engineering, published by PHI, India. Prof Singh has completed three dozen of technical projects in India and abroad. His two NPTEL (YouTube) video lectures on HVDC Transmission and Power System Operation & Control are very popular.

Prof Singh was Chairman, IEEE UP Section for 2013 & 2014, IEEE R10 (Asia-Pacific) Conference & Technical Seminar Coordinator 2015-18 and R10 Vice-Chair, Technical Activities (2019-2020). Dr Singh is Fellows of IEEE (USA), IET (UK), INAE, IE(I), AAIA, IETE, AvH.