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The renewable energy generation is the one of an effective way to resolve the global energy crunch and reduce the carbon footprint. In recent years, advanced storage technologies along with fuel cells and micro turbines are emerging as eventual options that can be integrated as part of the electrical supply-demand system to enhance its availability, reliability and effectiveness. The temperamental characteristics of renewable energy sources (RES) give rise to many challenges on coordination and control of supply and demand.

The major impacts of renewable energy resources integration could be identified as voltage variations and unbalance, current and voltage harmonics, grid islanding protection, and other power quality issues, such as flicker and stress on distribution transformer. The severity of these issues depends on the penetration level of renewable energy resources, configuration of distribution system and the location of RES in distribution system. In such cases, high level of RES penetration can inject power to transmission network which can affect the voltage level and protection setting of the distribution system.

Microgrids can provide expertise for intensive care and efficient control of power distribution systems. Moreover, they can mitigate the stochastic nature of renewable energy resources and can provide the effective energy balance between supply and demand and also tackles the power quality related issues using intelligent demand response management, multi-functional power conditioner and advanced storage technologies.

Development of reliable and economic microgrids technology is one of challenging issue in our Indian continent due to many reasons. Few of these challenges for smart grid implementation need a focused discussion.


1. The workshop will provide a platform to an in-depth discussion on the various challenges and their possible remedies which will benefit participants from academic and R&D institutions, engineers of utilities and policy makers.

2. The participants are able to understand current research and development activities, and also, the key challenges in operation and effective control of multi-functional microgrids.

3. This national level event explores the reliable and economic operation of the microgrids relating to the integration of stochastic renewable energy resources and the effective energy balance between supply and demand and also tackles the power quality related issues using intelligent demand response management, multi-functional power conditioner and advanced storage technologies.

4. To analyse infrastructure needs in smart cities with the focus on electrical vehicle deployment and to ensure interoperability of automation and control aspects of the evolving smart microgrids.

5. This workshop will also provide a platform to showcase and share the participants on our current research activities and state of art laboratory facilities.

Successful implementation of smart microgrids in our Indian continent requires diversified technologies and expertise from various disciplines. As the leading researchers from the country are being invited, the workshop is expected to result in a well-defined road-map for the development and deployment of Microgrids in India.

Hands on Experiments/Training:
1. Introduction on Smart Grid Test Bed at IIT Mandi.
2. Introduction and hands on training on Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) facility available at IIT Mandi


Prof. Mahesh Kumar, IIT Madras

Mahesh K. Mishra (S’00–M’02–SM’10) received the B.Tech. degree from the College of Technology, Pantnagar, India, in 1991, the M.E. degree from the University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 2002, all in electrical engineering. He has teaching and research experience of about 23 years. For about ten years, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. His research interests include the areas of power distribution systems, power electronic applications in microgrids, and renewableenergy systems. Dr.Mishra is a LifeMember oftheIndianSociety ofTechnicalEducation.

Dr. S. Srinivas, IIT Madras

S. Srinivas (M’11) received the B.E. degree in electrical engineeringfromthe University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, in 1996 and the M.Tech. degree in electrical engineering with specialization in electrical machines and industrial drives and the Ph.D. degree from the National Institute of Technology Warangal (formerly Regional Engineering College, Warangal), Warangal, India, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. From 1997 to 2008, he was with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Warangal. Since 2008, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests are multilevel inverters, dc and ac drives, power electronic applications in renewableenergy systems, and distributed energy systems. Dr. Srinivas was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE Power Electronics, Drive Systems and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC) held at Tehran, Iran, and the Best Presenter Award at the 2010 Power Control and Optimization (PCO) Global Conference held at Gold Coast, Australia.

Dr. Tushar Jain, IIT Mnadi

Dr. Tushar Jain received the degree of Doctor in Control, Identification and Diagnostic from the Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France in 2012. He previously received the degree of M.Tech. in System modeling and control from IIT Roorkee in 2009. From 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015, he was a Post-doc researcher and Academy of Finland researcher respectively in the Research Group of Process Control at Aalto University, Finland. In July 2015, he joined IIT Mandi, India, as an Assistant Professor in the school of computing and electrical engineering. During these last years, his research interest has been mainly concentrated on fault tolerant control, fault diagnosis and control for energy-efficient utilisation of renewable energy systems. He has won twice the best theoretical paper award for his research work. He has authored and co-authored many publications, including a book, journal and conference papers, and technical reports. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Rik, IIT Mandi

Dr Rik obtained her PhD degree from the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) in 2009. After postdoctoral studies at CaseWestern Reserve University,USAand University of Leipzig, Germany, she started her independent research at IIT-Mandi as young scientist. Currently, she is working as assistant professor at IIT Mandi. Her research interests include hybrid materials development for energy storage applications and water quality assessment.

Mr. Mahesh.M

Mahesh.M is presently working as Sr. Engineer at Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. He has over 8 years of experience in Transmission and Distribution sector. His present assignments are implementation of Smart Grid Project at Puducherry and large scale Battery Energy storage systems for Grid integration applications. He has experience in Distribution SCADA, Distribution Management System (DMS) and Outage Management System (OMS). He obtained post graduate degree from NIT Warangal in 2009. His areas of interests are Smart Grids, Renewable energy integration to the Grid and Hybrid energy storage applications.

Dr. Bhakti Joshi

Dr Bhakti Joshi received the B.E. degree from College of Engineering, Pune, India, the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, in 2005, 2007, and 2014, respectively, all in electrical engineering. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Electrical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. Her research interests include Electric Drives and Control, Renewable Energy Systems and Microgrids.

Dr.Vijaya Bhaskar. Devara

Dr.Vijaya Bhaskar. Devara received his B.Tech Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad, India. He obtained M.Tech Degree in Power Electronics and Drives from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Warangal, India. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India. His research interests include power electronics applications and high frequency inverters for induction heating applications, resonant converters.

Dr. Subashish Dutta, IIT Mandi

Dr. Shubashish Dutta received his Doctoral degree from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India and was a Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Mathematics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany (September, 2013 to September, 2014). Previously, he received the B.E. degree from Utkal University, Odisha, India. He worked as a Project Management Engineer, Heavy Engineering Division, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Mumbai (July, 2006 to July, 2008) prior to which he was a Lecturer, Electrical Engineering at Utkal University (September, 2005 to June, 2006). In October 2014, he joined as an Assistant Professor in School of Computing & Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi. His research interests include Linear Control Theory, Descriptor Systems (DAEs), Robust Control and LMIs, Multi-agent Systems and Micro-grids. He has authored and co-authored many publications journal and conference papers, and technical reports.

Mr. Samir M. Alhejaj, Loughborough University, UK Visitor Senior Ph.D. Researcher,

Samir is a visitor senior Ph.D. researcher from Loughborough University in the UK. He has BSc qualification in power and system engineering. He also has an MSc in software engineering from Birmingham City University. His current Ph.D. research is into power system stability and control. He mainly searches for method(s) to improve power system stability and frequency response and estimate the inertial frequency response with the increasing percentage level of renewable energy penetration. Through the studying the impact of energy storage systems on the frequency response of the future power system.

Mr. Gagan Deep Puri

Mr. Gagan Deep Puri has almost 15+ year experience of providing Consultancy along with Technical Sales & Marketing across Academic Institutes, DRDO Labs, CSIR Labs, Government PSU’s & industries like Automotive, Aerospace, Embedded Systems, BioMedical Research, Data Acquisition, Electronics, Controls, Mechatronics, Communications, Image Processing etc. He has immense expertise & experience of guiding faculties in writing funding based Research Projects with UGC, DST, Tifac Core, TEQIP etc and establishing Center of Excellence, High-End Academic Research labs, Project labs & Setting up Curriculum & Non-Curriculum based teaching Labs in Universities & Colleges. He has completed his B.Tech. in Computer Science & MBA in Systems & Marketing with Knowledge of Engineering & Research Software’s like RT lab , Matlab, LabVIEW , Multisim, Radio Lab 3g ,Xilinx ISE, Mentor Graphics , Or-cad, Ps-spice, Maple, Pro E ,Auto CAD, Ansys etc and Conceptual Knowledge regarding Smart grids, MicroGrid ,Power Electronics, Renewable Integration studies, Embedded Systems, DSP,VLSI Design ,Model-Based Design , RTOS, Image Processing, Data Acquisition ,Robotics etc. Presently he is working for Opal-RT Technologies India (since 2015).


Registration Details

The registration fee is Rs. 5000/- for scholars/students, Rs. 10000/- academic participants and Rs. 15000/- for participants from utilities, industries and other organizations. Registration fees will cover workshop fee, workshop material, working lunches, and refreshments during the workshop period only. Accommodation in Guest House on payment basis (free shared basis at hostels) may be provided on request. Registration fee does not include the travel expenses of the participants. All payments should be through DD/Cheque drawn in favor of “The Registrar, IIT Mandi” payable at Mandi, HP, India.

Important Dates

Last date of receiving applicationNovember 28, 2017
Notification and selectionDecember 3, 2017

How to Apply

The duly filled registration form (download here) along with the registration fee should be sent to:

Dr. Narsa Reddy Tummuru
Assistant professor,
School of computing and Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Mandi-175051, HP, INDIA
Phone: 01905-267225(O)/ 7807119519 (M)
Office: A6-21, Email:
Fax: 01905-260009

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Program Committee

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    Prof. Timothy Gonsalves (Director, IIT Mandi)
    Prof. Oruganti Ramesh (IIT Mandi)
    Dr. B.S. Rajpurohit (IIT Mandi)

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    Dr. Narsa Reddy Tummuru
    Prof. Oruganti Ramesh
    Dr. B.S. Rajpurohit

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Getting Here

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Air Travel

The nearest airport to Mandi is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar, Dharamshala airport at Gaggal and Chandigarh airport. Flights to Kullu are restricted to only from Delhi, and Shimla.

By Road

Mandi is well connected by road to other places. From Chandigarh (200 km) one can travel by road to Mandi via Bilaspur. This would take about 5-6 hours. Shimla, Pathankot, Delhi, Dharamsala and Manali are all connected to Mandi by road. Mandi is actually the heart of Himachal since all buses passing from north to south and from east to west of the state touch Mandi, making reaching Mandi a not so challenging option.
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Travel Notes

This distance to Mandi can be covered in approximately 12 hrs from Delhi and 6 hrs from Chandigarh (it depends on traffic on the roads or weather conditions) by bus. Transport to IIT Mandi Kamand campus from Mandi town will be arranged by IIT Mandi.


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  • Kamand Campus, VPO Kamand,
    Distt. Mandi, H.P. - 175005
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Places to visit near Mandi Town

Parashar Lake

At a distance of 33 km, from IIT Mandi Kamand campus, and a altitude of about 8500 ft, at Parashar lake one can experience awe-inspiring panorama of the Himalayas. Surrounded by mountains, meadows, and near the clear water of the lake, one can witness a pagoda style three tiered temple by the lake. It makes for an excellent leisurely day-tour destination.

Barot Valley

On the banks of early parts of the Uhl river, Barot is a relatively less explored, niche and a great backpacker and day-tour destination, about 68 km away from IIT Mandi Kamand campus. Many walking and trekking trails pass through Barot. It is among the hidden treasures of Himachal because of which not much people know about it. The place is situated in valley sorrounded by thick deodar and oak forest. The sweet silence of the woods here engross the visitors.


Rewalsar Lake is place of spiritual importance, situated at 44 km from IIT Mandi Kamand campus. There is a Buddhist monastry and some Buddhist temples in Rewalsar, on hills sorrounding the lake. These are visited by several Buddhists, especially on the Tibetan New Year, thus making Rewalsar into a mini Buddhist colony. About 10 km from Rewalsar is situated the temple of Naina Devi, the approach to which is loaded with scenic views of the sorrounding hills and smaller lakes.

Janjheli and Tungasi Dhar

For the more adventurous souls, Tungasi Dhar is a Group of Hills near Janjelhi valley. A trek of appoximately 3 hours from Janjelhi leads to Tungasi top. There is a beautiful temple of Dev Tungasi on top of Tungasi. Hills are beautifully covered with thick forest of Deodar. However, please note that the way towards Tungasi dhar is not very well managed and visitors need to find it through the forest of Deodar & Rai / Taous.

Pandoh dam and Hanogi Temple

The Pandoh Dam is an embankment dam on the Beas River in Mandi district, on the way to Kullu. It is good transit spot to enjoy Beas river in its splendour serpentining among the sorrounding hills. A little further from Pandoh is the temple of Hanogi Mata on the Bean Banks, which is very popular among the locals.

Shikari Peak

Shikari Peak, also known as the Shikari Devi Peak, is the highest mountain peak in the district of Mandi. It is at a height of 11,500 ft above sea level and is a great place to trek. This peak is famous for the Shikari Devi temple.


Chindi Hill Station is situated on a ridge of the Karsog Valley and is surrounded by mountains and dense pine and deodar forests. There are apple orchards and small temples situated near Chindi. It is also famous for rugs and handicraft items, available in the local market. It is about 80 km from Mandi, may take more than a single day for a proper visit.

Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery

Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery is around 4 km away from the main Mandi town, on the national highway connecting Chandigarh and Manali. There is a wide collection of photographs that reflect the cultural and social heritage of Himachal Pradesh.