Approved Sessions

Session I

Empowering the Grid: Exploring Electric Vehicle Grid Integration through V2G Systems

Abstract: The paradigm shift towards sustainable energy solutions has propelled electric vehicles (EVs) to the forefront of innovation, presenting a unique opportunity for the integration of transportation and energy sectors. This tutorial endeavors to unravel the intricacies of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) integration, illuminating its transformative potential within the electrical grid ecosystem. Participants will embark on a journey to evaluate the concept of EV grid integration, recognizing its profound significance in enhancing grid resilience, optimizing energy utilization, and mitigating environmental impact. Through insightful discussions and case studies, participants will delve into the technical underpinnings of V2G technology, gaining insight into charging protocols, grid-to-vehicle and V2G power transfer, and the dynamic interaction between EVs and grid infrastructure. Moreover, participants will learn to model V2G systems, equipping themselves with the tools to simulate and analyze the performance of these systems under various scenarios.

Speaker I
Title: Introduction to EV Grid Integration and V2G Technology

Dr. Anurag Sharma, Associate Professor, Newcastle University in Singapore

Dr. Anurag Sharma (Senior Member, IEEE) received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. He is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Director for Postgraduate Studies at Newcastle University (UK), Singapore campus. His research interests are service restoration and grid resiliency, energy management in micro-grids, planning, and integration of distributed energy resources integration, and machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications in power systems. He has delivered numerous invited talks and tutorials on decarbonization and enhancing the resilience of the grid. In addition to his research work, Dr. Sharma is also actively involved in professional and community service. He is currently serving as the Vice-Chair for the IEEE PES Singapore Chapter.

Speaker II
Title: V2G Implementation: Global Examples

Dr Dhivya Sampath Kumar, Assistant Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology

Dr. Dhivya Sampath Kumar received her M.Eng. degree in Power Systems Engineering from the College of Engineering-Guindy, Anna University, India, in 2011 and her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in June 2017. She also earned a graduate certificate in Management of Technology from NUS. She worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)- National University of Singapore until Jan 2022. Since February 2022, she has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology. Her research interests include Modelling, Control, Optimization & Management of Microgrid/Smart Grids, Analysis of grid security, reliability and planning issues pertaining to embedded integrated distributed generators, Application of machine learning to power systems, and Optimal Integration and Management of DERs. She has worked on multiple NRF projects with the Energy Market Authority of Singapore and Singapore Power Grid to analyze the impact of integrating renewable distributed generators on the reliability and protection of power networks. She is also actively involved in IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) activities and is currently serving as the Chairman of the IEEE PES Singapore Chapter. She is also a member of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. She is a regular reviewer of IEEE and Elsevier journals and conferences and, has served on the organizing committee of flagship IEEE conferences.

Speaker III
Title: Simulation and Analysis of V2G Systems

Dr Sayonsom Chanda, Senior Researcher, NREL, Colorado

Dr Sayonsom Chanda is a smart grid engineer and entrepreneur based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Dr. Chanda has served in many roles in the energy industry – most recently as a senior researcher of energy systems integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, Colorado, USA. As a renowned expert in developing artificial intelligence technologies to combat climate change, he has been called to deliver lectures at conferences and panel sessions worldwide, including a TEDx talk in 2021.
Dr. Chanda has 6 years of experience working with three major American electricity distribution companies and two US Department of Energy national laboratories. Dr. Chanda has filed for three patents in cloud computing for the power grid. He has published more than 15 peer-reviewed papers in high-impact power systems journals. His research interests are focused on improving power systems simulation methods, load forecasting, and clean energy technologies to increase energy security and resilience for every individual on Earth.
He received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Washington State University, USA. He is a Member of IEEE and has served as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Young Professionals Society and contributing member of the IEEE USA Energy Policy Committee. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Chanda has been successful in bringing two Cleantech startups to the market. He is also the co-author of a forthcoming title, ‘Resilience of Smart Grid’ by Wiley, UK.