Prof. Gowtham Nagaraju
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Title: Grid Integration Issues and Power Quality: Brief Insights and Mitigation Techniques
Electric energy is one of the most fundamental needs for all the living beings. In order to take care of the developing energy demand, the electric power utilities and end users are becoming progressively concerned about the quality of power. The integration of renewable energy sources (RES) like Wind, Solar, Biomass, Hydro, and Co-Generation is very much important to meet the growing energy demand. Due to the proliferation of non-linear loads and the increase of renewable energy penetration in the grid, grid integration issues are becoming a major area of interest. In renewable energy systems, noise from the electrical equipment at the source can deteriorate power quality on the grid. In the case of Photo Voltaic solar systems, the DC from the solar panels is converted to AC by an inverter. These inverters create harmonics because of the switching devices used. The important property of electric power is that its characteristics depend not only on the electricity producer or distributor but also on the equipment and end users. The quality of electrical power has become a strategic issue for the electricity supply companies, end users and also for the equipment manufacturers. As a result, the use of novel techniques to enhance the quality of power in the power distribution network is customary.
Gowtham N received his B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru and M.Tech in Microelectronics and Control systems from Dayananda Sagar of College of Engineering, Bengaluru. His PhD is in the area of Power Quality. He was a summer faculty research fellow at IIT, Delhi. Currently he is with, Vidyavardhaka College Engineering, Mysuru, Karnataka, India Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering as Assistant Professor. His research interests include Application of power electronics and FACTS to power systems. He has published a book titled “Transmission and Distribution” for Undergraduate students. He research article is published as a book chapter for Tata McGraw-Hill Publications. He has attended several IEEE conferences including IEEE TENCON2017. His research article has been accepted in IEEE PES ISGT Asia 2019, China and AEAB 2019 symposium MIT, Boston. He has published several internationals journals. He is an active member of IEEE PES Bangalore section and IEEE PES student branch advisor.