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Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India, 2014/01/24 - There has been growing interest worldwide to generate electrical power through clean energy sources wind, Photovoltaic - PV etc to minimize carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels - SangamUniversity.org.
Moreover in recent times principle of economy of scale is shifting and power is generated through small clean Distributed Generations (DGs) energy sources to minimize energy losses. Also power demand for isolated communities is met through hybrid power systems (wind-diesel, wind-PV-diesel, etc.) to utilize renewable energy sources and minimize diesel fuel costs. Although some success has been achieved in power generation from renewable and clean energy sources, however conventional fossil fuel based power plants still play a significant role worldwide with emphasize on CO2 capturing technology and to improve the efficiency of fossil power plants.
Dr Ramesh Bansal Professor & Group Head Power Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria Republic of South Africa highlighted the above details in an inspiring talk to the students and faculty of Sangam University Bhilwara on 20 Jan 2014. His talk addressed some of the challenges of power generations e.g. how to improve the efficiency of coal based power plants through minimizing slugging and fouling, power system control of hybrid systems, and use of clean renewable DG energy sources (wind, PV, etc.) to reduce CO2 emissions and minimize energy losses.
The diversified research Interests of Prof Bansal in the areas of Renewable Energy and Conventional Power Systems include wind, PV and hybrid power systems, distributed generation, analysis and control of induction generators (SEIG & DFIG), grid integration of renewable energy, power systems analysis (reactive power/voltage control, stability, faults and protection), Smart Grid, FACTS and power quality. His previous postings include the University of Queensland, Australia; Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani, India; the University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Civil Construction Wing, All India Radio.
Prof Ramesh Bansal who is in the advisory council of Sangam University also had meetings with Prof BR Natarajan President Vice Chancellor, Shri Vineesh Agarwal who heads Electrical department Shri Rakesh Bhandari who heads the Mechanical department, Prof NK Mathur Principal and assured to extend his whole hearted support for strengthening the research activities in the areas of energy and power systems.
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The Institution supported by Sangam Group of Industries Bhilwara which is one among the top ranking corporates in India today with business interests spanning textiles, steel, infrastructure, power and energy has been established by Govt. of Rajasthan Act No. 14 of 2012 incorporated u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. It's a matter of pride that the one year young Sangam University (sangamuniversity.ac.in) has a ten year old legacy with ITM established in 2003 as its foundation.