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UK-India Bi-lateral Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Smart Grid

Published: Tue 25 Mar 2014
UK-India Bi-lateral Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Smart Grid

Pre-registration is required to attend the workshop. Please contact the Workshop Chair for registration details.

Workshop Goals

Sustainable energy and Smart Grid technology are now very important to ensure national energy security. New advances in electric vehicles, embedded generation and storage, power electronics, wireless sensors, and communication technologies bring new challenges and innovation to the energy industry. The multidisciplinary nature and the impact of these technologies are important to investigate. The introduction of free market environments and CO2 targets raises further complex issues including demand side response and pricing. Hence, the realisation of these technologies will require a major effort from all stakeholders.

This workshop aims to bring researchers and academics in the field together to discuss current work carried out in related research groups in UK and India, key future challenges that still need addressing, and possible opportunities of collaboration. In particular, the workshop will seek to identify needs in India and UK that would benefit from bilateral collaborations, and further strengthen UK-India ties. Participants will be able to give presentations of their work, and discuss areas of collaborations.

Key Participants: Academics, Research students, Research from UK and Indian Universities and companies.

Workshop Agenda

27th March 2014

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee at Arrival
10:15 - 10:30 Formal welcome and Introduction to School of E&I
10:30 – 11:00 Dr Haile-Selassie Rajamani, University of Bradford, UK, "Evaluating local community interventions in energy demand"
11:00 – 12:00 Prof Simon Shepherd, University of Bradford, UK – "Real Time Energy Pricing"
12:00 - 12:30 Prof Fun Hu, University of Bradford, UK – "Satellite communications research and aeronautical communications research over the past 20 years"
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Prof Shanti Swarup, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India  – "Dynamic demand response and control of loads in Smart Grid Environments"
14:30 – 15:00 Dr Rajesh Abraham, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India – "Improving the AGC performance in a Power System"
15:00 – 15:30 Dr P. Valsalal, Anna University Guindy, Chennai, India– "Power Systems"
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30 Dr Daniel Auger, Cranfield University, UK, "Battery Ageing in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: understanding and addressing the problem from a mechatronics perspective"
16:30 – 17:00 Jing Deng, University of Belfast, UK, "Saving energy through intelligent monitoring, control, and optimization"
19:00 - 22:00 Workshop social Dinner

28th March 2014

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee at Arrival
10:15 - 11:00 Dr. N. Murugesan, Director General, Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore, India, "Overview of Indian Power Sector and Research initiatives".
11:00 – 11:30 Prof Kambiz Ebrahimi, University of Bradford, UK  " Hybrid & Powertrain Engineering Research" 
11:30 – 11:45 Presentation for University Estates
11:45 – 13:00 University Tour – The Green, Re-Centre, PowerTrain,
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Mr James O'Neill, Sales & Marketing Director, EA Technology, UK, "Overview of EA Technology Energy Research"
14:30 – 15:00 Mr Jonathan Gatward, Spatial Consulant, InTouch - GIS Services, UK, "Site identification for renewable Energy" 
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00 Small Group sessions to identify key activities


University of Bradford

UK-India Research Initiative (external link)


Dr H. S. Rajamani,
Workshop Chair
Phone: +44 (0)1274 234060


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