Lead Principal Investigator at Consumer Energy Usage Data in Smart City Development (CEUS)

Dr VSK Murthy Balijepalli, an active contributor to smart energy grids, has over 10 years of experience in the design, architecture, and implementation of standards based innovative solutions in the power sector. He holds a PhD degree (2014) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.

Dr VSK was an active member of various technical panels under the Bureau of Indian Standards (LITD-10), CIMug, and IEC PC118-Smart Grid User Interface. He was a recipient of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Young Innovator Award (TR35, 2012), the Department of Science and Technology-Lockheed Martin Award (2012), The Institution of Engineers (India) Young Engineer Award (2012), and the Gandhian Technological Edge Award (2012) for his outstanding research on smart grids.

Dr. VSK has visited various Load Dispatch Centers, Energy Utilities, Research Organizations and Academic Institutes for collaborative research. He regularly delivers lectures on power grid studies, demand side energy management, micro grid resiliency and smart grids. He was a resource person to many organizations such as Siemens PTI, Reliance Energy Management Institute, POSOCO, POWERGRID, etc. He has authored and co-authored more than 30 international peer-reviewed publications and filed couple of patents in Smart Energy Grids. He was also invited by the United Nations Industry Development Organization (UNIDO) to co-author a concept paper on smart grids (titled ”Smart and Just Grids”) with international collaborators in the year 2010.

He had worked with India Smart Grid Task Force, Inter-Ministerial Group on Smart Grids (Energy of Future), and was involved in project execution and evaluation of Smart Grid pilot projects in India. Currently, he is serving on the expert committee of Sustainable Energy to the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECE) for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland.

Prior to joining the Future Resilient Systems programme at the Singapore-ETH Center, he was with the Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab and actively contributed towards the power grid design and modelling, power grid codes, grid compliances of a generator, hybrid microgrids, and various project management activities.

His research interests are in the areas of smart grids, power grid modeling, common information models, microgrid resiliency metrics and power system optimization.

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