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Although formal education plays important role in shaping an individual, its contribution towards overall development of a human being is surely partial. Records showing academic performance can hardly indicate strengths and weaknesses of one’s character and personality. In fact, the educational details do not even stand credible as an indicator of one’s abilities to think and comprehend, analyze and infer, lead and support. And yet, many of us would continue to consider the academic background as a major criteria to assess one’s credibility on ideas and originality in thinking. In this context, I like the following thoughts on education, its meaning and significance:
Active researcher in distributed generation, energy storage, and small modular reactors
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We may be highly educated, but if we are without deep integration of thought and feeling, our lives are incomplete, contradictory and torn with many fears; and as long as education does not cultivate an integrated outlook on life, it has very little significance.
Intelligence is the capacity to perceive the essential, the what is; and to awaken this capacity, in oneself and in others, is education.
The purpose of education is not to produce mere scholars, technicians and job hunters, but integrated men and women who are free of fear; for only between such human beings can there be enduring peace.
I like to believe that I want to perceive the essential, and meanwhile enjoy being called ‘educated’!
Academics, professional occupations, and more...
Electrical Engineering Department
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Dec. 2011-Dec. 2016
Electrical Engineering Department
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India
Electrical Engineering Department
Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India
Thesis Title: On Some Aspects of Distribution System Analysis and Optimization
Thesis Supervisor: Prof P R Bijwe
Performance index: 8.361 out of 10.00
Secured All India Rank (AIR) of 158 with 99.19 percentile in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2006).
Received highly competitive graduate scholarships from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD, Govt. Of India) from June 2006 to May 2008 based on my score in GATE-2006
M.Tech. (Power Systems)
B.E. (Electrical Engg.)
University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada
June 2016 onward
I represent the group which is working on the issues related to the electrical grid considerations from the University of Saskatchewan in a multi-disciplinary project. My role is to plan, discuss, conduct and present the research progress with the on-campus and off-campus team members. The aim of the project, being conducted by researchers from the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, is to develop expertise in the engineering, geological, geographical, regulatory and economic factors of building a small modular nuclear reactor in a place that has not previously used nuclear power, using Saskatchewan as its case study. Equipping Saskatchewan researchers with the knowledge required to address complex and inter-related technical, regulatory and legal issues is at the heart of a $1.1 million multidisciplinary project funded by the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Completed a project entitled ‘Sustainable energy systems with Photovoltaic Generation and Energy Storage Solutions’ for Remote Communities in India and Canada' as a Shastri Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Modeled an existing remote feeder in the province of Saskatchewan and assessed its potential to host PV generation. Proposed an iterative approach to improve PV hosting capacity of this remote feeder with and without battery energy storage systems.
Affiliated to Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat, India
August 2008 to December 2011
Served as Assistant Professor (formerly lecturer), was involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, arranged studnets' group talks, seminars, and workshops under the banner of SCEED and SPE-VVN, enjoyed teaching; find more details at the following links: Group Activities, Individual Efforts
Taught the following courses:
Power System Analysis, Power System Protection and Switchgear, Power System Operation and Control,
Circuit Theory, Control Systems and applications,
Electrical Machines, Basic Electrical Engineering and few other courses
Journal articles, conference proceedings
Selected Publications: (Full list is available here)
1. B. Poudel, K. A. Joshi, R Gokaraju, “A Dynamic Model of Small Modular Reactor Based Nuclear Plant for Power System Studies”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, available on IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2019.2956707
2. K. A. Joshi, B. Poudel, R. Gokaraju, “Exploring Synergy Among New Generation Technologies: Small Modular Rector, Energy Storage and Distributed Generation – a Strong Case for Remote Communities”, ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, available on ASME website, DOI: 10.1016/j.segan.2017.12.004
3. K. A. Joshi, N. M. Pindoriya, Anurag Srivastava, “A Two-Stage Fuzzy Multi-Objective Optimization for Day-Ahead Dispatch of Energy Storage”, IEEE Systems Journal, in press, available on IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2018.2829124
4. K. A. Joshi and N. M. Pindoriya, “Advances in Distribution System Analysis with Distributed Energy Resources: Survey with a Case Study”, Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, In press, appeared online, DOI:10.1016/j.segan.2017.12.004
5. K. A. Joshi and N. M. Pindoriya, “Case-Specificity and its Implications in Distribution Network Analysis with Increasing Penetration of Photovoltaic Generation”, CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 3, Issue 1, March 2017, available on IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.17775/CSEEJPES.2017.0013,
6. Joshi Kalpesh, Book Review on ‘Ishmael – an adventure of the mind and spirit’ by Daniel Quinn, Current Science, 10 March 2014, 106 (05), Pages 755-757,
7. K A Joshi, R Gokaraju, “An Iterative Approach to Improve PV Hosting Capacity for a Remote Community”, IEEE PES General Meeting, held in Portland, OR, USA, Aug 2018
8. K. A. Joshi, “Sustainable Energy Systems with Photovoltaic Generation and Storage Solutions for Rural Communities in India and Canada”, Conference on Engaging India and Canada: Perspectives on Sustainability, held in New Delhi, May 2017
9. K. A. Joshi and N. M. Pindoriya, “Day-Ahead Dispatch of Battery Energy Storage System for Peak Load Shaving and Load Levelling in Low Voltage Unbalance Distribution Networks,” in IEEE PES General Meeting, 2015, pp. 1–5, DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2015.7285673,
10. K. A. Joshi and N. M. Pindoriya, “Reactive resource reallocation in DG integrated secondary distribution networks with time-series distribution power flow,” in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2014, pp. 1–6, DOI: 10.1109/PEDES.2014.7042111
11. K. A. Joshi and A. C. Lakum, “Assessing the Impact of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Distribution Network Operations Using Time-Series Distribution Power Flow Analysis,” in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2014, pp. 1–6, DOI: 10.1109/PEDES.2014.7042120
Find the full list here - Publications
Fellowship Awards / Recognitions
Received a two year post-doctoral research grant from the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, SK, Canada to work on an inter-disciplinary project entitled “Developing a Capacity to Understand Practical and Regulatory Issues of Siting an Advanced Technology”. I am working on electric grid considerations aspect from the University of Saskatchewan.
Won a competitive post-doctoral fellowship worth CSD 16,000 from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for the year 2016-17 to conduct research at University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada on the project proposal entitled ‘Sustainable Energy Systems with PV Generation and Battery Energy Storage System for Remote Communities in India and Canada”, in April 2016.
Received a full sponsorship of up to USD 1,000 for attending ESAT-2015 Technical Conference in Portland, OR, USA held in September 21-24 2015. The conference was organized by the Energy Storage Association, Washington D.C., USA and this scholarship award was sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute, USA.
Received a full sponsorship of up to USD 12,500 from IIT Gandhinagar for working as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Washington State University in Pullman, WA, USA for six months on a 1 MW, 3.2 MWh flow-battery project.
Selected for the Student Support Program to attend and present my research paper in IEEE PES General Meeting – 2015 in Denver, CO, USA from July 26-30, 2015.
Received additional fellowship (for outstanding academic credentials) worth INR 10,000 per month for four years to pursue PhD studies at IIT Gandhinagar, INDIA from 2012 to 2015.
Received fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, Govt. of India of INR 28,000 for five years to pursue PhD studies at IIT Gandhinagar from the year 2012 to 2016. Received fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, Govt. of India of INR 5,000 per month for two years to pursue graduate studies at IIT Delhi from the year 2006 to 2008.
Working as a post-doctoral researcher in an inter-disciplinary project on “Developing a Capacity to Understand Practical and Regulatory Issues of Siting an Advanced Technology”. As a part of this project, Saskatchewan transmission network (220/138/115 kV) is modelled in PSS/E including all major generating stations (gas fired and coal fired), hydro generating plants and type 3/4 wind power plants along with loads. The analysis includes contingency analysis, dynamic simulation and hosting capacity analysis for new generation technologies to be deployed in Saskatchewan grid. This project has given me opportunity to get into the modelling and simulation of large power plants – both renewable and conventional and also modeling the sub-transmission networks (72/25/14 kV) for hosting capacity analysis and other studies.
Won a highly competitive post-doctoral fellowship from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute in April 2017. Worked on a project proposal entitled ‘Sustainable energy systems with photovoltaic generation and energy storage solutions for remote communities in India and Canada”. Modeled an existing remote feeder in the province of Saskatchewan using datasets provided by SaskPower in PSS/E-SINCAL and proposed an iterative approach to exploit the capacity of voltage regulators with and without battery energy storage solutions in improving the hosting capacity of this feeder for PV generation. Research article based on this work was presented in the IEEE PES General Meeting in Portland, USA, 2018.The research paper is subsequently to be published in the conference proceedings.
Avista Corporation in association with Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) had undertaken a project for developing optimization platform for better utilization of a grid-connected, 1 MW, 3.2 MWh Redox Flow Battery (RFB) which was commissioned in April 2015. I was involved in this project as a Visiting Research Scholar for nearly 7 months.
My role was to develop a detailed 3-phase modeling of Pullman feeders in GridLAB-D using the system data available from SynerGEE - a software used by Avista Corporation. RFB was connected to remote ends of two feeders at the premises of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman, WA, USA. I worked with other team members under the guidance of Dr Anurag Srivastava in WSU, USA.
A project entitled ‘Forecasting of PV Generation and Load Demand at IITGN-VGEC Campus’ was undertaken in collaboration with the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), IIT Bombay in July 2012. My contribution in this project was to develop a model for PV arrays. This model was later validated for the roof-top PV system at IITGN-VGEC campus in collaboration with Underwriters Laboratories (Bangalore division). The said model was validated with PV-IV curve tracers for various PV modules. The tested model was used through-out my PhD research.
Skills and competencies, shown in the metric below, are either gained from or evidenced by the credentials on right e.g. Experience, projects.
Contribution to or evidence of the qualities is represnted in degrees as (Somewhat), (Moderate ) and as (High).
For example: (1) Awards are a moderate evidence for my quality as a perseverant researcher, but the same is highly evidenced by my publications. (2) My education did not contribute in making me a swift learner but the projects and my work experience did a lot.