“Smart distribution system: a case study” guest lecture by Dr. Saikat Chakrabarti on December 23

We invite you to a lecture by Dr. Saikat Chakrabarti from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur on the topic “Smart distribution system: a case study. Join the lecture on Thursday, December 23, at 1 PM in Zoom.

You can join the seminar using the Zoom link:

  • Meeting ID: 960 2495 6851
  • Passcode: 683684

This lecture is a part of the AMPaC Megagrant project supported by Skoltech and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Grant Agreement No. 075-10-2021-067, Grant identification code 000000S707521QJX0002.

The smart city prototype in the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), one of the fourteen pilot projects sanctioned by the Ministry of Power (MOP) in 2014, is an important milestone in the smart grid journey of India. The main objective of the project was to develop and implement key solutions and identify the associated challenges in implementing smart distribution system technology in Indian cities. The findings and experiences from this project are working as guidelines for smart city projects in India. Immediate impacts of the functionalities developed in the project will be more efficient operation and control of distribution systems, savings in electricity bills, reduction in peak demand of the utilities, improvement in overall reliability of the network, and enhanced situational awareness at the control center. The prototype in IITK will act as a testbed for smart‐city related research, development, and training activities for industries, research institutes, and academicians. This talk will present a brief overview of this smart city pilot project in IITK and discuss some of the important analytics developed.

 Dr. Saikat Chakrabarti completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada in 2006. Before completing PhD, he worked in Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Limited, India, and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India. After completing PhD, he worked as a Special Scientist in University of Cyprus, Cyprus, and first as a Research Associate and then as a Lecturer in Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Since 2009, he has been working in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, where he is currently a Chair Professor. His research interests are in the areas of power system state estimation, power system dynamics and stability, modelling of power system loads, smart grid, and microgrid. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India). He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Editor of IEEE Power Engineering Letters, Associate Editor of International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, and Associate Editor of IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.