POWER ENGINEERING

Welcome to the Power Engineering Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering IIT Kanpur. The stream offers M.Tech, B.Tech.-M.Tech. dual-degree and Ph.D. programs. The stream has always aimed at imparting technical education and equip the students with the latest technologies.

The research interests of the faculty members include application based areas like Power system dynamics and stability, State estimation, Use of synchronised measurement technology in power systems, Electric drives, Electrical machines, Microprocessor systems and instrumentation. Digital systems, Multiphase DC/DC power conversion, Power management circuits, Modeling and control of power electronics systems, Power system dynamics and voltage stability studies, Wide area monitoring, Optimal power dispatch and state estimation, Security analysis and control, Energy management system and distribution automation, Power system restructuring, Renewable sources based DC microgrid and power electronic converters for solar PV systems. Several ongoing projects are coordinated by the faculty along with active participation of the students, which are being funded by various Government and private agencies. The research interest of the High Voltage laboratory broadly includes fundamental and application research into electrical insulation for power system and apparatus, and insulation diagnostics. Specific areas of research interest include nano-dielectrics, space charge diagnostics, electrical treeing, tracking, partial and plasma discharges.