This book presents selected papers from the 8th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER 2022), providing coverage encompassing advanced conventional energy technology, renewable and non-conventional energy technology, electric mobility, energy storage, energy, environment and society, industry innovations in energy, sector-coupled energy system, and energy education. The contents of this book are of use to researchers from not only scientific background, but also economics and anthropology. It encourages researchers to conduct research on the ways to assess and analyse the acceptance of the novel energy forms among the mass population from a financial and social perspective.
Suryanarayana Doolla is currently a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, where he teaches and directs research in power electronics and power systems as a faculty member of the Energy Science and Engineering Department. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Nagarjuna University in 2000, M.Tech. degree in Energy Systems Engineering from IIT Bombay, and Ph.D. degrees in Power Systems from IIT Delhi, India, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He was with Power Research and Development Consultants (2009), Bangalore, and Machine 2 Machine (2006-2008), Hyderabad, before joining IIT Bombay.
Dr. Zakir Hussain Rather is an electrical engineer by training, with Ph.D. from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has been working in renewable energy (RE) and electric mobility sector for past 12 years, with around 4 years of RE industry experience in Europe. He, in close collaboration with the Danish National transmission system operator, Energinet.dk, has extensively worked on the Danish grid. He is currently working as an associate professor with the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, where the focus of his work continues to be on grid integration of renewables, grid integration of Electric Vehicles (EVs), power system operation under high penetration of renewable generation and EVs. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, editor of IETE Technical Review, guest editor of International Journal of Power and Energy Systems, and a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Smart Grid Community, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and Danish Smart Grid Research Forum. He is also involved in various BIS committees on EV charging infrastructure. His areas of research interest include grid and system integration of wind and solar power, power system dynamics, EV charging infrastructure and EV grid integration, smart and micro-grids, and WAMPACS.
He is the recipient of ‘IREDA-NIWE Award for Best Research Work in Wind Energy’. He is a registered expert in Joint Research Centre (JRC) European Commission. He is also the recipient of Young Faculty Award, IIT Bombay, and several best paper and industry awards.
Venkatasailanathan Ramadesigan is an associate professor in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He received his B.Tech. in Chemical and Electrochemical engineering from the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Tamil Nadu, and obtained his MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His research interests broadly include modelling and simulation of electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, nonlinear parameter estimation, model-based optimization and design, advanced battery management systems, system integration, and large-scale energy storage. His current research involves modelling, simulation and optimization of lithium-ion and other metal-ion batteries, redox flow batteries, fuel cells, modelling and control of hybrid renewable energy-battery systems, advanced battery management systems, and battery recycling.