Topical-vertical proposal on IoT applications in Energy Sectors

Pravat Kumar Ray Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela- 769008, India

Pravat Kumar Ray (SM’18) received his Bachelor degree in Electrical  Engineering from Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, India in 2000,  ME in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and  Technology, Shibpur, West Bengal, India in 2003 and PhD in Electrical  Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, India in  2011. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanyang Technological University,  Singapore during January 2016 to June 2017. Dr. Ray is presently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at, NIT Rourkela, India. He has  published more than 50 papers in reputed journals and over 60 proceedings of international  conferences. He has supervised 9 PhD theses to successful completion and currently supervising 8  PhD Scholars. He has collaboration with several foreign universities through bilateral and  multilateral international research grants. His research interests include system identification, signal  processing and soft computing applications to power system, power quality, energy management in  microgrid, solar irradiance forecasting and grid integration of EVs and renewable energy systems.

Arnab Ghosh Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela- 769008, India

Arnab Ghosh(SM’19) is working as an Assistant Professor and associated with  Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Renewable Energy Systems at the Department of  Electrical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Rourkela. He has been  actively involved in research on different control and design power electronic  converter for renewable power generations. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He is  also Chartered Engineer. He is author of more than Thirty-Five (35) research  publications in international journals and conferences of repute. His research interest includes the design of charging station for EVs, control of nanogrid/ microgrid/ smartgrid,  switch-mode power converters, nonlinear dynamics of switching converters, machine drives, etc. Dr.  Ghosh is also supervising UG, PG, and PhD students in the domain of design of power electronics  converters and controls for Smart grid and Hybrid Microgrid.

Chee Shen Lim University of Southampton,Malaysia, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia

Chee Shen Lim (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Eng. degree (Hons.) in  electrical engineering from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,  in 2009, and the joint-university Ph.D. degrees in power electronics and drives  from the University of Malaya and Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool,  U.K., in 2013. He was a Research Scientist with the Experimental Power Grid  Centre, ASTAR, Singapore, from 2013 to 2015. He is with the University of  Southampton Malaysia, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, since November 2015, and he  is currently an Associate Professor of electrical and electronic engineering. His research interests  include advanced model predictive control design, multiphase motor drives, grid-connected  converter control, and microgrid hierarchical control. Dr. Lim serves as an Associate Editor for the  IET Electric Power Applications

 

Motivation 

Energy and power grids endure a considerable energy wastage due to inefficient consumer appliances,  inefficient energy routing and unreliable communication and monitoring. Moreover, a traditional grid  confronts issues of escalated energy demand, accommodation of renewable energy potential and low  carbon technology, security of supply and cyber security. In this context, smart grids (SGs) are  continually evolving as a key prospective for the modern era power and energy distribution networks.  Internet of things (IoT) being a cutting-edge technology can play a defining role in making energy and  transport infrastructure smarter, efficient, reliable and robust. It offers improvised parameter  monitoring, coordinated control and optimum power/energy management with the help of various IoT  devices (smart meters, controllers, actuators, sensors etc.). Therefore, it can eventually transform the  centralized power, energy and transport network to a distributed and integrated system. 

Background 

IoT opportunities within the energy and transport industry 

The driving force behind the introduction of IoT into the energy and transport sectors is the need to  work towards a sustainable future by efficient energy management and its intelligent consumption. IoT  provides a broad variety of monitoring and energy control capabilities, with applications pertaining to  residential, industrial and commercial energy consumption, equipment. The key benefits of IoT in the  energy and transport sectors are listed below: 

  • Optimized energy efficiency: Precise and intelligent planning, control and management of energy consumption patterns minimizes the unnecessary energy loss. This results in optimized use of resources and reduced carbon emission.  
  • Cost savings: 

Automated and planned labour effort and predictive asset maintenance results into significant  reduction in the overall expenses.  

  • Increased reliability of power supply and transport: Actionable insights and analytic approach of IoT helps to ensure system reliability by efficiently monitoring the condition of system  performance and stability
  • Efficient data acquisition- Efficient collection, transmission and processing of huge amount of  data offers real- time insight into the system performance which helps to build a data-driven strategy  for energy production, management and utilization. It also helps to take preventive measures during  malfunction and keeps a check on the actions according to current environmental regulations. 

Objectives 

  • To provide a platform for operating IoT based big data analysis for centralized and remote control  of appliances and devices connected in SG. 
  • IoT based analyze data of load, charging stations and charge/discharge pattern of EVs for  supporting the SG when needed.  
  • To provide a IoT based platform for managing a SG independent from the central grid. To offer IoT based demand response of demand side management of central control i.e., by  shedding, shifting, or leveling; load of many consumers by analyzing the load and operation of  appliances. 

Description 

The emerging modern-day technologies in the field of communication system, intelligent robotics and  the Internet of Things are expected to take the control over the fourth industrial revolution. IoT is  actually an innovative automation as well as analytical system that deals with artificial intelligence,  electronic, networking, sensor, cloud messaging etc. to provide product-oriented systems and services.  It offers seamless communication among various devices, people, process and data by integrating them  in an intelligent manner. IoT facilitate the advantages of efficient resource utilisation, minimized human  effort, time saver, enhanced data collection and improved security. As a result, its application can  significantly improve the performance of different sectors such as energy management, e-mobility,  smart cities, construction industry, medical services, agriculture, water management etc. 

In this modern era, energy and transport have become one of the crucial resources for the existence of  human race. With the advancements in power electronics technology, variety of energy sources (such 

as renewable sources) and electric transport are introduced to match the rapidly growing energy demand  and to meet the environmental concerns. However, proper management, control and optimal utilization  of the energy is the key factor to achieve a sustainable energy transition along with the mitigation of  climatic challenges. In such situation, IoT-based energy and transport systems provide numerous  benefits to every part of the energy supply and transport networks, electric utilities and consumers. It  facilitates the development of new smarter grids and promises unprecedented savings, improved  security, and enhanced efficiency. Remote control of devices, centrally management of devices via  cloud-based interface and advanced functions like device scheduling will be possible for users. This  particular survey offers energy policy makers, energy economists, and supervisors with an overview of  the key role of IoT in energy and transport systems optimisation. 

This vertical summit for IoT based energy sector will bring together the researchers, academicians and  practitioners to share their experiences and present results through panel discussions and presentation  sessions.  

Structure proposal, tentative invited speakers and panellist and links to their bio: Each of the discussions on IoT topicals will be of 30 minutes duration. The topics to be addressed but  not limited to are as: 

  • Introduction of Internet of Things 
  • IoT based smart energy system monitoring and maintenance 
  • IoT based Smart Building, Smart City, Smart Grid 
  • IoT block chain 
  • IoT deployment for EV application / IoT deployment in rural villages 
  • IoT enablers for V2G and G2V applications 
  • IoT Testbed for remote Smart grid 
  • IoT based energy safety and disaster prevention 

Tentative invited speakers: 

Ashutosh Dutta 
Senior Scientist and chief 5G  
strategist, Johns Hopkins University  
Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL),  
Laurel, Maryland, USA 
Link to Bio
Bidyadhar Subudhi 
Professor, School of Electrical  Sciences, Indian Institute of  
Technology (IIT) Goa, India 
Link to Bio
Ghanim Putrus 
Professor, Department of  
Mathematics, Physics and Electrical  
Engineering, Northumbria  
University, Newcastle upon Tyne,  UK.  
Link to Bio
Hui Hwang Goh 
Professor,  
Electrical Engineering, 
School of Electrical Engineering,  
Guangxi University, Nanning,  
China. 
Link to Bio
Palash Das 
Owner, Pinnacle Consulting LLC,  
South Carolina, USA.  
Link to Bio 
Gayadhar Panda 
Professor, Department of Electrical  
Engineering, 
National Institute of Technology 
(NIT) Meghalaya, Shillong, India.  
Link to Bio

 

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