Nanogrids and Picogrids and their Integration with Electric Vehicles
Nanogrids are small energy grids, powered by various generators often including photovoltaics. For example, a nanogrid might supply a village in a rural area and allow that village to trade its surplus energy. A picogrid is a still smaller energy grid. IRENA defines nanogrids as systems handling up to 5 kW of power while picogrids handle up to 1 kW.
Nanogrids and picogrids can play roles in urban, suburban and rural areas, particularly in developing countries, and can help with decarbonising the energy systems and empowering citizens. Electric vehicles (EV) are poised to play important roles and need to be accounted for in emerging and future small grids.
This book introduces the principles of nano- and picogrids, then goes on to provide a technical analysis covering connected resources, modelling and performance, power quality and protection. The use of nano- and picogrids in conjunction with EV, charger technologies, the IoT, cloud computing and data sharing is explored. Case studies of real-life projects help readers to understand and apply the concepts for their own projects.
Nanogrids and Picogrids and their Integration with Electric Vehicles is a valuable resource for researchers involved with power systems, particularly those with an interest in power supply in rural areas, or anyone with a particular interest in nano- and microgrids. It is also of use to advanced students, and to engineers working in utilities.
About the Author
Surajit Chattopadhyay (Ph.D., CEng(UK), FIE(I), MIET) is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering and Technology, India. His field of interest includes smart grid topology, electric mobility, overhead electric power lines, electric power quality, fault diagnosis, signal analysis, robotics, sensors, and IoT application. He has authored/co-authored one patent, four books and around 140 papers published in International and National Journals and conferences and edited one book. He is a member of the IET Communities Committee, South Asia, a member of Solar Energy and Future of Mobility and Transport (FoMT) working groups, and an executive committee member of the IET Kolkata Network, and former hon. secretary (2013-2016) and YP-chair (2012-2013), IET Kolkata Network. He served as lead Guest Editor for IET Nanodielectrics and IET Smart Grid. He received many awards and best papers' recognition. He was recognized as an outstanding reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements in 2020. He received Railway Board's Prize (India) in 2021.