Optimal Energy Management to Facilitate Peer to Peer Sharing of Energy within Rural Micro GridsName : Dr. VSKV Harish
Affliation : Post-Doctoral Fellow
University : TERI School of Advanced Studies
Country : India
Abstract: India has made proficient progress in terms of generation capacity and managing the demand; achieving lowest ever demand-supply gap both in terms of energy and peaking power. However, the challenge lies in making the generated electricity/energy accessible to all (power-to-all). Despite advances in electrifying rural villages, the quality of electricity service to rural households is dismal and the problem of electricity ‘access’ has not improved appreciably. Proposed work attempts to address rural electrification problem by developing an optimal P2P energy sharing among the individual households in a micro grid. A nonlinear optimization problem is formulated that aims to minimize the power transmission loss and overall energy cost in a distribution network consisting of a number of households incorporating practical constraints (e.g., power balance and battery’s operational constraints). Three different aspects of operation viz., battery usage, power from grid and P2P sharing have been considered in order to facilitate maximum utilization of local distributed energy resources thereby, saving the energy bills for all households. In a P2P energy sharing network, any household (peer) could produce its own energy, using renewable energies like solar energy, and sell its surplus to others (other peers) who need it. For instance, at any time (hour) of the day, if a household has excess electric power beyond its own demand, then under such a condition excess power can be transferred to some other households in need via dedicated transmission lines.
Biograpghy: Dr. V.S.K.V. Harish is engaged as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Energy and Environment of TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi since August, 2016 under the Netherlands government sponsored collaborative project titled “Developing and implementing smart grids for India” with Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands as partner. An Electrical and Electronics graduate, Dr. Harish received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in 2017 and masters with Gold Medal in Power Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2012.