Faculty Profile

Dr. Mahiraj Singh Rawat (Head)

Designation :Assistant Professor
Qualifications :Ph.D.(NIT Kurukshetra); M.Tech. (NIT Hamirpur); B.Tech. (College of Engineering Roorkee, U.P.T.U. Lucknow)
Contact Detail :Dept. of Electrical Engineering, NIT, Uttarakhand-246174
Email :msrawat@nituk.ac.in
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Research Interests

Power System Stability, Wind Energy application in Power System, FACTS Devices

Brief Research Profile

Power system voltage stability, Distribution System, Distributed Generation (Wind and Solar), Probabilistic Analysis of power network

Journal Publication Details [6] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vadhera, A comprehensive review on impact of wind and solar photovoltaic energy sources on voltage stability of power grid, Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 178-202, December 2019 (SCI-E). (Springer-Global Science Journals).
[5] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vadhera, Voltage stability maximization based optimal network reconfiguration in distribution networks using integrated particle swarm optimization for marine power application, Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 1949-1956, Dec 2019.
[4] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vadhera, Probabilistic Approach to Determine Penetration of Hybrid Renewable DGs in Distribution Network Based on Voltage Stability Index, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, vol. 45, pp. 1473-1498, July 2019. (Springer) DOI: 10.1007/s13369-019-04023-1 (SCI-E).
[3] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vahera, Maximum Penetration Level Evaluation of Hybrid Renewable DGs of Radial Distribution Networks Considering Voltage Stability, Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 780-793, Oct. 2019. (ESCI/Scopus)(Springer) DOI: 10.1007/s40313-019-00477-8.
[2] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vadhera, Heuristic optimization techniques for voltage stability enhancement of radial distribution network with simultaneous consideration of network reconfiguration,DGs sizing and allocations, Turkish journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 330-345, Jan 2019. DOI: 10.3906/elk-1806-181 (SCI-E).
[1] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vadhera, Impact of Photovoltaic penetration on static Voltage stability- A Probabilistic approach, Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 51-62, 2018.(E-SCI (Web of Science)/Scopus) (IOS Press).

Conference Publication Details: [15] Durgesh Chandra Nautiyal and Mahiraj Singh Rawat, Comparative Study of Various Wind Turbines: A Review, International Conference on Innovative Engineering Design 2020, Dehradun, 18-20 January 2020.
[14]Isha Chandra and Mahiraj Singh Rawat, A Comparison between Passive Islanding Detection Methods in Grid Integrated Photovoltaic System, International Conference on Innovative Engineering and Design,ICOIED 2020, IEI Dehradun, 18-20 Jan 2020.
[13] Neha Manjul and Mahiraj Singh Rawat, PV/QV Curve Based Optimal Placement of Static Var System in Power Network using DigSilent Power Factory, 8th IEEE Power India International Conference (PIICON 2018), NIT Kurkshetra, Haryana, 10-12 Dec. 2018.
[12] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Ruchi Tamta, Optimal Placement of TCSC and STATCOM for Voltage Stability Enhancement in Transmission Network, 5th IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (UPCON 2018), MMM Gorakhpur, UP, 2-4 Nov. 2018.
[11] Ruchi Tamta, Mahiraj Singh Rawat, Optimal Placement of TCSC to Improve the Voltage Stability of Transmission Network, Advances in Power, Control and Communications (NCAPCCS-18), NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana, April 21-28, 2018.
[10] Ruchi Tamta, Mahiraj Singh Rawat, Impact of DG and STATCOM placement on improving the reactive power loading capability and voltage stability of subtransmission network, Advances in Power, Control and Communications (NCAPCCS-18), NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana, April 21-28, 2018.
[9]Shefali Painuli, Mahiraj Singh Rawat, Durgarao Raydu, Minimization of Losses considering Electric Vehicles, Advances in Power, Control and Communications (NCAPCCS-18), NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana, April 21-28, 2018.
[8] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vadhera, Voltage Stability based method for placement of DG in distribution networks, 1st International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering Science and Technology (NFEST-2018), New Delhi, Jan 8-12,2018 .
[7] Ruchi Tamta, Shefali Painuli, Mahiraj Singh Rawat, and Shelly Vadhera, Comparison of line voltage stability indices for assessment of voltage instability in high voltage network, 1st International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering Science and Technology (NFEST-2018), New Delhi, Jan 8-12,2018 .
[6] Shefali Painuli, Kesav Rao, Mahiraj Singh Rawat and V.G. Durgarao Rayudu, Effects on Distribution System Voltage Stability including Electric Vehicles and its Enhancement by placing DG at Optimal location, International conference on Power & Energy Systems: towards sustainable energy 2018, Bengaluru, India, 18-20 Jan 2018.
[5] Shefali Painuli, Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Durgarao Rayudu, A Comprehensive Review on Electric Vehicles Operation, Development and Grid Stability, IEEE International Conference on Power Energy, Environment & Intelligent Control (PEEIC2018), April 2018.
[4] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vadhera, Analysis of wind power penetration on power system voltage instability, IEEE 6th International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS 2016), IIT Delhi, 4-5 March 2016.
[3] Mahiraj Singh Rawat and Shelly Vadhera, Comparison of FACTS devices for transient stability enhancement of multi machine power system, IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics, Computing and Communication (MicroCom 2016), NIT Durgapur, 23-25 Jan. 2016.
[2] Mahiraj Singh Rawat, R.N. Sharma, The Effective Role of PSS in Damping Inter Area Mode of Oscillation Using MATLAB/ Simulink, IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (CICN-2011), Gwalior.
[1] Mahiraj Singh Rawat, Ram Naresh Sharma, Prateek kumar Singhal, Transient Stability Enhancement of Inter area system using STATCOM, International conference on electronics, information and communication systems engineering , MBM Engg. College Jodhpur, March 28-30 ,2011.
Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ STC Organized [2] Organized International conference on Innovative Engnineering Design (ICOIED 2020), Jointly organized by NIT Uttarakhand, IIT Roorkee, IEI Dehradun at IEI Dehradun from 18th Jan to 20th Jan 2020 as Secretary
[1] Organized TEQIP-III Sponsored STC on Renewable and Sustainable Development of Electrical Energy Systems, 25th- 29th Nov 2019 as a Convener
Professional Affiliation Member IEEE Power & Energy Society
Member, IEEE
Research Supervised Ph.D. (Ongoing-03)
M.Tech.( Completed- 03 ; Ongoing-03)
Book/Chapter Publications [2] Neha Manjul, Mahiraj Singh Rawat, Transient Stability Analysis of Wind Integrated Power Network using STATCOM and BESS using DIgSILENT PowerFactory, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, (Springer Proceedings in Energy) ISBN 978-981-15-5954-9
[1] Mahiraj Singh Rawat, Shelly Vadhera, Voltage Stability assessment techniques for modern power systems, Novel Advancements in Electrical Power Planning and Performance, IGI Global, USA, pp. 128-176, August 2019. ISBN10: 1522585516, DOI:10.4018/978-1-5225-8551-0
Administrative Responsiblities HoD, Electrical Engineering (01 June 2020 to till date)
Faculty Incharge- Movie Club (5 July 2017 to 12 July 2018 )
HoD, Electrical Engineering (23 Jan 2014 to 05 Aug 2014)
Faculty Incharge-Electrical Maintenance (11 Aug 2015 to 17 July 2016)
Faculty Incharge - Electrical Maintenance (14 Aug 2013 to 05 Aug 2014)
Faculty Incharge- Electrical Maintenance (18 July 2016 to 4 July 2017)
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