23rd January, 2020 Bhubaneswar: The 2nd National Workshop on Recent Developments in Smart-Grid Technologies (NWSGT-2020) was inaugurated today at IIT Bhubaneswar. It will be a two day workshop from 23rd Jan-24th Jan, 2020. Dr Saurabh Garg, CMD, OPTCL, Principal Secretary, Govt of Odisha, graced the inaugural function as Chief Guest. The inaugural event was presided over by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar. The event started off with the welcome address by Dr. S. R. Samantaray, Coordinator of the workshop, followed by an interesting address by Prof. S. C. Srivastava, IIT Kanpur. The workshop received excellent response from all corners of the country and prestigious institutions, nominating their researchers, working engineers and faculty.
Developments in Smart-Grid Technologies have gained momentum in recent years. It brings various issues starting from wide-area monitoring, control, protection, and communication, security for effective and reliable operation of the electrical power networks. The event had theme lectures of eminent speakers from reputes Institutes like IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bhubaneswar, research institutions like, PRDC and industries, like OPTCL, DelSoft. The workshop proved to be an excellent opportunity for practicing engineers, students, academicians, and researchers to meet and deliberate on the state of the art in Smart Grid technologies and their future verticals.
Present during the occasion were Col (Dr.) Subodh Kumar, Registrar and Dr. Sabarimalai Manikandan, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar. The program was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Chandrasekhar Perumalla, Co-Coordinator of the workshop.