About PARC

The PARC 2020 will be organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, GLA University, Mathura, India during 28-29 February 2020 at GLA University, Mathura, India. With the conference theme on “Power Electronics, IoT and Renewable Energy applications”, PARC 2020 would have tutorials, keynotes, panel discussion, paper & poster presentations, and opportunities for industry/trade exhibits, with separate industry sessions and student competitions as an integral part of the conference. It would offer ample networking opportunities for scientific & industrial collaboration.


Looking at the importance of power electronics, IoT and their applications in the modern smart grid and the increasing integration of renewable energy due to increasing environmental concerns, this conference is planned to further explore these research areas.

Power electronics is an important area of electrical engineering which is a key technology for use of renewable power generation in modern power grids. These devices convert electricity from one stage to the other stage, which leads to a power electronic-based power system. With the high penetration of power electronic-based power generatorsseveral technical challenges will be appeared in power grids. To meet these challenges in future grids, a new research platform is needed for design and test of power electronic-based generators and their integration with the power grid.

Power network operators are rapidly embracing renewable power generation into their power grids to meet the targets in power generation. Renewable energies such as wind and solar have become an inevitable part of power generation in modern grid scenarios. However, unlike conventional sources of power generation, the output of renewable energy sources is intermittent. Advanced control strategies are required for handling the changing dynamics, nonlinearities, and uncertainties of the system. Efficient control strategies would increase the number of operational hours of the system and reduce the cost of the electricity produced.

At the same time renewable energy companies are facing pressure to increase their profits and productivity as the industry scales all over the world.In order to keep up with increasing demand, these companies are always increasing their capacity and thus want improved methods to manage these large capacities situated in remote areas.That’s where IoT analytics can help. IoT analytics can provide - Big data analytics and quicker analysis of sensor outputs, Horizontal integration and vertical application, Decentralization and Integration of advanced analytics and machine learning. With the world relying more heavily on renewables as a critical source of energy, we need a way to harness IoT data quickly and accurately in order to successfully scale renewable energy across the globe.In fact, IoT is arguably one of the main distinguishers for the winners in the next growth stage in the renewable energy sector.

This conference aims to explore the challenges in Future Grid-Interactive Power Converters regarding control strategies, optimal operation, and corrective actions. PARC 2020 also targets to present latest research on new strategies for overcoming the technical challenges of grid integration of renewable energy systems, such as synchronization of interfaced converters with power grid, operation and control of different power converters in power systems under large shares of renewable energies. The other thrust area of this conference is applications of IoT analytics in renewable energy sector.


The PARC 2020 organizing committee will accept the original contributions from areas of power electronics and renewable energy systems including, but not limited to, the following research tracks:

Track 1: Power Electronics
Emerging technologies in power electronics, Power converter topologies and design, Multilevel and high power converters, Grid-Interactive Power Converters,Power electronics in HVDC, HVAC, and FACTS, dc transmission networks and other emerging power electronic based power systems, Ancillary services through grid-interfacing power converters,Energy storage technologies for power electronics and energy systems.

Track 2: IoT Analytics for Renewable Sector
Next Generation IoT,IoT Devices/Applications, Big data analytics, IoT Security, Data Analysis Challenges in the Future energy market, Cloud analytics for Internet of Things (IoT), Energy Internet.

Track 3: Renewable energy
Renewable Energy Systems (PV, Wind, Biomass, Biofuel, Geothermal Energy, Wave Energy, Tidal energy, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells), Renewables penetration,Grid integration of renewable energy systems, Standalone and grid connected systems, principles of sustainable energy technologies and systems, Energy storage for renewable Energy Systems.

Track 4: Applications and Control
Power Electronics application in Power system and renewable energy generation, IoT applications in renewable sector,control of power electronics converters, Harmonics and harmonic stability in renewable based power plants,Control Techniques for Renewable Energy Systems, Future Challenges and Directions for Renewable Energy Systems.


The conference provides a forum for researchers, scientists and practicing engineers to present their latest research and development achievements, along with exchanging useful information and experiences in all fields related to power electronics and renewable energy. Thisconference will be a launch pad for many researchers to present emerging topics on power electronic technologies and renewable energy integration and control for future energy applications. This will lead to exploration of some fruitful solutions in these research areas.The development of new circuits and tools for the power electronic and renewable energy systems will also be an outcome of this conference.The conference will also ensure the widest dissemination of knowledge inside India as well as the international research communities. By the end of this conference, we should be able to answer some key questions to help our research community in overcoming some of the above listed challenges.