Zakir Hussain Rather

Zakir Hussain Rather

zakir.rather@iitb.ac.in

Academic Background:

  • Ph. D., Electrical Engineering (Power Systems), Aalborg University, Denmark
  • PDF (Power Systems), Electricity Research Centre, UCD, Ireland

Contact Address:

Room No. 318, Transit Building, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400076

Phone: +91 22-2576-9341 (O)


http://www.ese.iitb.ac.in/~zakir/

Research Interest:

  • Grid Integration of Renewables (Wind and Solar PV power plants)
  • System Integration of Renewables
  • Power system dynamics and control
  • Smartgrid and microgrid
  • Demand Side Response/Management and Electric Vehicle Integration
  • Wide Area Measurement Systems (WAMS), Wide Area Monitoring Control and Protection (WAMPAC)

Courses Offered:

  • EN 304- Electrical Power Systems
  • EN 602- Foundation for Energy Engineering
  • EN 212-Electrical Machines
  • EN 209-Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering

List of Publications:

  1. Rather, Zakir; Rannestad, Bjørn; Abrahamsen,Flemming; Nielse,Kristoffer; Balle, Rene, “Grid Stability Enhancement by LVRT Retrofitting of Existing Wind and Solar Power Plants,” Intl. conf. Windergy India-2017, April, New Delhi (Best paper award).
  2. Rather, Zakir; Flynn, Damian, "Impact of voltage dip induced delayed active power recovery on wind integrated power systems," Control Engineering Practice, vol. 61, pp. 124-133, April, 2017.
  3. J.N., Sakamuri; Rather, Zakir; Rimez, Johan; Altin, Mufit; Goksu, Omer; Cutululis, Nicolaos A., "Coordinated Voltage Control in Offshore HVDC Connected Cluster of Wind Power Plants," IEEE Trans. on Sustainable Energy, May 2016
  4. Flynn, Damian; Rather, Zakir; A. Ardal, S. D’Arco, A.D. Hansen, N.A. Cutululis, P. Sorensen, A. Estanquiero E. Gómez, N. Menemenlis, Charlie Smith Ye Wang, “Technical impacts of high penetration levels of wind power on power system stability,” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, June 2016 (invited paper)
  5. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul; Lund, Per “Dynamic Reactive Power Compensation of Large Scale Wind Integrated Power System,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems Vol.30, No.5, Nov., 2014, p. 2516 – 2526.
  6. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul; Lund, Per; Kirby, Brian, “Realistic Approach for Phasor Measurement Unit Placement: Consideration of Practical Hidden Costs,” IEEE Trans. On Power Delivery, Vol.30, issue. 1, Oct, 2014, p.3-15.
  7. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul; Lund, Per, “Pragmatic Approach for Multistage Phasor Measurement Unit Placement: A Case Study of Danish Power System and Inputs from Practical Experience”, European Transactions on Electrical Power (Int. trans. Energy Systems)
  8. Liu, Chengxi; Sun Kai; Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Bak, Claus Lath; Thøgersen, Paul; Lund, Per, "A Systematic Approach for Dynamic Security Assessment and the Corresponding Preventive Control Scheme Based on Decision Trees ," IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 2, 03.2014, p. 717-730.
  9. Liu, Chengxi; Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Bak, Claus Lath, “Multi Agent System Based Adaptive Protection for Dispersed Generation Integrated Distribution Systems,” International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy , Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, p. 406-412.
  10. Liu, Chengxi; Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Bak, Claus Lath, “An overview of decision tree applied to power systems,” International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy , Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, p. 413-419.
  11. Jayachandra, Sakamuri; Rather, Zakir; Cutululis, Nicolaos; Anca, Hansen, Sorensen, Poul; Rimes, Johan, “A New Coordinated Voltage Control Scheme for Offshore Grid of HVDC Connected Offshore Wind Farm,” 2015 CIGRÉ Canada, Sept. 2015, Winnipeg, Canada.
  12. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Flynn, Damian, “Voltage Dip Induced Frequency Events in Large-Scale Wind Integrated Power System,” 9th Control of Power and Energy Systems Symposium, IFAC, Dec. 2015, Delhi, India (declared as one of the best paper of the conference)
  13. Hassan W. Qazi, Rather, Zakir Hussain; Flynn, Damian, “Impact of Large Scale Demand Side Management on Power System,” IEEE PowerTech 2015, June, 2015, Eindhoven.
  14. Liu, Chengxi; Sun Kai; Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Bak, Claus Lath; Thøgersen, Paul; Lund, Per, "A Systematic Approach for Dynamic Security Assessment and the Corresponding Preventive Control Scheme Based on Decision Trees ," In Proc. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July, 2014, Washington, USA.
  15. Jayachandra, Sakamuri; Rather, Zakir, Cutululis, Nicolaos; Anca, Hansen, Sorensen, Poul; Rimes, Johan, “Dynamic Reactive Power Control in Offshore HVDC Connected Wind Power Plants” 14th Wind Integration Workshop, Oct. 2015, Brussels, Belgium.
  16. Seyed, Mostafa; Rather, Zakir Hussain;Hu, Weihao; Chen, Zhe, “Economic valuation of reserves on cross border interconnections; A Danish case study”, In Proc. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July, 2014, Washington, USA.
  17. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul, “Challenge of Primary Voltage Control in Large Scale Wind Integrated Power System: A Danish Power System Case Study,” IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies – Europe (ISGT Europe), pp. 1-5, Oct. 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  18. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul, “Wide Area Measurement Based Security Assessment & Monitoring of Modern Power System: A Danish Power System Case Study,” IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies – Asia (ISGT Asia), Nov. 2013, Bangalore, India
  19. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Liu, Chengxi; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul, “Optimal PMU Placement by Improved Particle Swarm Optimization,” IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies-Asia, Nov. 2013, Bangalore, India.
  20. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Liu, Chengxi; Bak, Clause Leth; Chen, Zhe, Thøgersen, Paul “Dynamic Security Assessment of Danish Power System Based on Decision Trees,” IEEE PowerTech, 16th-20th June 2013, Grenoble, France
  21. Liu, Chengxi; Rather, Zakir Hussain; Bak, Clause Leth; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul “Importance Sampling Based Decision Trees for Security Assessment and the Corresponding Preventive Control Schemes: A Danish Case Study,” IEEE PowerTech conf., 16th-20th June 2013, Grenoble, France.
  22. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul, “Impact of renewable energy integration on reactive power reserve and its smart solution: A Danish Power System case study,” IEEE Conf. on Power System technology (POWERCON), 30th Oct-2nd Nov.2012, Auckland, New Zealand
  23. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul, “Challenges of Danish power system and their possible solutions,” IEEE Conf. on Power System technology (POWERCON), 30th Oct-2nd Nov.2012, Auckland, New Zealand.
  24. Liu, Chengxi; Rather, Zakir Hussain; Stearn, Nathen; Chen, Zhe; Bak, Clause Leth; Thøgersen, Paul, “ Practical Testing and Performance Analysis of Phasor Measurement Unit Using Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS)” IEEE Conference, ENERGYCON, pp. 408-414, 9th-12th Sep., 2012, Florence, Italy
  25. Rather, Zakir Hussain; Chen, Zhe; Thøgersen, Paul “Fast and Precise Method of Contingency Ranking in Modern Power System” IEEE Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT), 6th- 8th, Dec., 2011, Amman.
  26. List of publications: Homepage

Invited Lecture:

  • Emerging Ancillary Service Products in Renewable Energy Integrated Power Systems: International conf. on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India, September 8, 2017, New Delhi, India.
  • Introductory Keynote on Wind System Modelling: International conf. on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India, September 8, 2017, New Delhi, India.
  • Large-scale wind integration in India: Technical challenges and opportunities: Divecha Center for Climate Change, IISc Bangalore, August 22, 2017, Bangaluru, India.
  • Large-scale wind integration: Technical challenges and opportunities, 4th International Conference on Power, Control and Embedded Systems, March 10, 2017, MNNIT, Allahabad, India.
  • Short Term Flexibility Issues of Large-Scale Wind Integrated Power System: Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Dec. 5, 2014, Netherlands.
  • Grid Support Functionalities of Wind Farms and Market opportunities, Technology Day, KK Wind Solutions, 25th Feb, 2014, Ikast, Denmark.
  • Reactive Power Compensation of Large-Scale Wind Integrated Power System: Energinet.dk (Danish National TSO), March 24, 2014, Fredericia, Denmark.
  • WAMS Based Hierarchical Voltage Control for Large Scale Wind Integrated Power Systems: Danish Wind Industry Annual Event, Organised by the Danish Wind Industry Association and Danish Research Consortium for Wind Energy, March 26, 2014, Herning, Denmark.