Dr. Puja Dash
Manager, Operation & Research,
Power Research & Development Consultants Private
Limited, Bengaluru, India.
Contact No.: 9337889813, 8895164503
Dr. Puja Dash has received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Biju Pattnaik University of Technology, Odisha, India, in 2005.She has completed her M. Tech with specialization in Power & Energy System Engineering from National Institute of Technology Silchar in the year of 2008 and completed her Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Silchar in the year of 2015. She is current working as Manager, Operation & Research in Power Research & Development Consultants Private Limited, Bengaluru, India. Her research areas are Microgrid planning and load forecasting, Automatic load frequency control, Designing of intelligent controllers and designing of FACTS based controllers
TOPIC: DC Microgrids—Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits
Microgrid demonstrations and deployments are expanding in the India power systems and around the world. Although goals are specific to each site, these microgrids have demonstrated the ability to provide higher reliability and higher power quality than utility power systems and improved energy utilization. The intent of this Talk is to provide a preliminary examination of the benefits and drawbacks of potential DC microgrid applications relative to their AC counterparts and to provide recommendations for potential future research and deployment activities. The performance of notional AC and DC microgrids are estimated and compared using several metrics: 1. safety and protection 2. reliability 3. capital cost 4. energy efficiency 5. operating cost 6. engineering costs 7. environmental impact 8. power quality 9. resilience.