The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized a seminar titled “SmartGrid: Where Computing, Communication and Power Systems Meet” on 4th July 2014 for the S5 students of ECE, CSE and EEE. Dr. Sandeep K. Shukla, professor at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA, IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Speaker was the resource person.
The vision of a smart grid is predicated upon pervasive use of modern digital communication techniques to today’s power system. As wide area measurements and control techniques are being developed and deployed for a more resilient power system, the role of communication network is becoming prominent. Power system dynamics gets influenced by the communication delays in the network. Therefore, extensive integration of power system and its communication infrastructure mandates that the two systems are studied as a single distributed cyber-physical system – he presented the various aspects in a much simpler way . The seminar was informative for the upcoming techies. Dr.Sandeep K. Shukla made the session interactive and the students and faculties came-up with many brain haunting questions.