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Bhavesh Bhalja
Bhavesh Bhalja Associate Professor brb14fee[at]iitr.ac.in Website
Areas of Interest
  • Protection and Switchgear, Energy Conservation, Power System Analysis, Digital Protection, Distributed Generation, Smart Grid Technology, Wide Area Measurement & Control
  • Power Quality Improvement, Microgrid, Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques to Power System, Fault Detection & Classification
  • Power System Planning and Design, Substation Automation and Control, Condition Monitoring of Electrical Equipments
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Young Engineers AwardInstitution of Engineers, India2009
Merit AwardInstitution of Engineers, India2007
Best PosterIEEE Trivandrum, India2011
Best Paper Award at IEEE Conference on Recent Advances in Intelligence Computational SystemsSep 22-24, 2011, Trivandrum, India2012
Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Memorial PrizeInstitution of Engineers, India.2016
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph. D.Digital Protection of Power SystemIIT Roorkee2007
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Islanding Detection and Recloser-Fuse Coordination in Distribution Network with DG PenetrationsSERC2015
Generator ProtectionCSIR2016
Protection of Electrical Network during DG Interconnections: Problems & SolutionsDST2011
Digital Protection of BusbarsGUJCOST2012
MODROBSAICTE2013
Memberships
  • IEEE, Senior Member
  • IE, Member
  • ISTE, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Protection and SwitchgearEEN-304B. Tech (Third Year)Spring
Electrical ScienceEEN-112B. Tech (Second Year)Autumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Protection of Electrical Network during DG Interconnections: Problems & SolutionsPragnesh H. ShahA2008
Protection of Transmission Line Using Artificial IntelligenceVijay MakwanaA2008
Digital Protection of BusbarsNilesh G. ChothaniA2008
Power Quality Improvement using Custom Power devicesTejas ZaveriA2007
Condition Monitoring of Induction Motor using AI TechniquesRakesh PatelA2009
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of Wollongong, AustraliaTo attend conference27-09-2015
University of Western OntarioTo attend conference30-04-2011
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Controlled Switching ApplicationABBPHD
Books Authored

1. “Protection and Switchgear” Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 1st Edition, 2011.

2. Transmission Line Protection Using Digital Technology," Springer Science+Business Media Singapore Pte Ltd; Singapore, 2016. 

Refereed Journal Papers

[1]       Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, “Trends in adaptive distance protection of multi-terminal and double-circuit

           lines," Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 34, No. 6, June 2006, pp. 603-617.

[2]       Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, "High resistance faults on two terminal parallel transmission line: Analysis,

           simulation studies and an adaptive distance relaying scheme," IEEE Transaction on power delivery, vol. 22, No. 2,

           April 2007, pp. 801-812.

 [3]      Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, “An Adaptive Distance Relaying Scheme Using Radial Basis Function

           Neural Network”, International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor Francis, Vol. 35, No. 3,

           March 2007, pp.245-259.

 [4]      Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, “Percentage Differential Protection of Double-Circuit Line Using Wavelet

           Transform”, International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor Francis, Vol. 35, No. 8,

           August 2007, pp.945-954.

 [5]      Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, “Protection of Transmission Line Paralleled Along the Same Right of Way”,

           International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor Francis, Vol. 36, No. 3, March 2008, pp.

           239-249.

 [6]      Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, “'A New Differential Protection Scheme for Tapped Transmission Line”, IET

           Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 2, No. 2, March 2008, pp. 271-279.

 [7]      Bhavesh Bhalja, R. P. Maheshwari, Urmil Parikh and B. Das, “Decision Tree Based Fault Classification Scheme for

           Protection of Series Compensated Transmission Lines”, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems,

           Berkeley Electronic Press, Vol. 8, Issue 6, 2007, Article 1, pp. 1-12.

 [8]      Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, “Wavelet Based Fault Classification Scheme for Transmission Line Using

           SVM” International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor Francis, Vol. 36, No. 10, October

           2008, pp. 1017-1030.

 [9]      Bhavesh Bhalja, R. P. Maheshwari, Saurav Nema and H. K. Verma “Neuro-Fuzzy Based Scheme for Stator Winding

           Protection of Synchronous Generator” International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor

           Francis, USA, Vol. 37, No. 5, May 2009, pp. 560-576.

[10]     Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, “Wavelet Based Relaying Scheme for Tapped Transmission Line”,

           International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor Francis, USA, Vol. 37, No. 8, August

           2009, pp. 879-893.

[11]     Bhavesh Bhalja, R. P. Maheshwari, and Urmil Parikh, “A New Digital Relaying Scheme for Parallel Transmission

           Line”, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Vol. 10, Issue 3, Article 3, Berkeley Electronic

           Press, Canada, 2009, pp. 1-26.

[12]     Bhavesh Bhalja, R. P. Maheshwari, B. A. Oza and P. H. Shah, “Development of a New Over current/Under current

          Relay Testing Kit”, International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor Francis, USA Vol. 37,

          No. 11, November 2009, pp. 1208-1218.

[13]     Bhavesh Bhalja and Swati Purohit, “Protection of Double Circuit Line using Superimposed Current”, International

          Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor Francis, USA, Vol. 39, No. 6, June 2011, pp. 590-604.

[14]    Bhavesh Bhalja and R. P. Maheshwari, “A new fault detection, classification and location scheme for transmission

          line,” International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2011, pp.

          353-364.

[15]    Tejas Zaveri, B. R. Bhalja and Naimish Zaveri, “Simulation and Analysis of Control Strategies for DSTATCOM,”

          ACEEE International Journal on Control System and Instrumentation, Vol. 1, No. 1, July 2010, pp. 116-120.

[16]     Bhavesh Bhalja and Vijay Makwana, “A New Adaptive Digital Distance Relaying Scheme for Double Infeed Parallel

          Transmission Line during Inter-Circuit Faults” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, UK, Vol. 5, Issue 6,

          2011, pp. 667-673.

[17]    Bhavesh Bhalja, Nilesh Chothani and Urmil Parikh, “A New Fault Zone Identification Scheme for Busbar using

         Support Vector Machine” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, UK, Vol. 5, Issue 10, October 2011, pp. 1073

         -1079.

[18]    Bhavesh Bhalja and Vijay Makwana, “A New Adaptive Distance Relaying Scheme for Mutually Coupled Series

         Compensated Parallel Transmission Lines during Inter-Circuit Faults,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, US,

         Vol. 26, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 2726-2734.

[19]   Bhavesh Bhalja, P. H. Shah, N. G. Chothani and Ravi Patel, “A Novel Approach to Tackle Miscoordination of

        Protective Device in Radial Distribution Network during DG Interconnections” International Journal of Emerging

        Electric Power Systems, Vol. 12, Issue 4, Article 4, Berkeley Electronic Press, Canada, 2011, pp. 1-21.

[20]  Tejas Zaveri, Bhavesh Bhalja and Naimish Zaveri, “A Novel Approach of Reference Current Generation for Power

        Quality Improvement in 3-phase, 3-wire Distribution System using DSTATCOM,” International Journal of Electrical

        Power and Energy System, Elsevier B. V, Vol. 33, 2011, pp. 1702-1710.

[21]  Bhavesh Bhalja, P. H. Shah, Balubhai Rakholia and Jignesh Shah “A New Digital Down Conductor Detection Scheme

        for Overhead Electrical Power Distribution Systems,” International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Vol.

        12, Issue 5, Article 8, Berkeley Electronic Press, Canada, 2011, pp. 1-16.

[22]   Bhavesh Bhalja and Vijay Makwana, “New Digital Distance Relaying Scheme for Phase Faults on Doubly-Fed

        Transmission Lines,” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, UK, Vol. 6, Issue 3, March 2012, pp. 265-273.

[23]   Bhavesh Bhalja and Vijay Makwana, “A New Digital Distance Relaying Scheme for Series Compensated Double

        -Circuit Line during Open-Conductor and Ground Fault” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 27, No. 2, April

         2012, pp. 910-917.

[24]   Tejas Zaveri, Bhavesh Bhalja and Naimish Zaveri, “Load Compensation using DSTATCOM in Three-phase, Three

         -wire Distribution System under various source and delta connected load conditions” International Journal of Electrical

          Power and Energy System, Elsevier B. V, Vol. 41, 2012, pp. 34-43.

[25]    Tejas Zaveri, Bhavesh Bhalja and Naimish Zaveri, “Comparison of control strategies for DSTATCOM in three-phase,

          four-wire distribution system for power quality improvement under various source voltage and load conditions”

          International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy System, Elsevier B. V, Vol. 43, 2012, pp. 582-594.

[26]    Bhavesh Bhalja, Nilesh Chothani and Urmil Parikh, “Development of a New Bus Zone Identification Algorithm using

         Support Vector Machine” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, UK, Vol. 6, Issue 7, July 2012, pp. 710-718.

[27]   Bhavesh Bhalja and Pragnesh H. Shah, “Laboratory Prototype to Understand Miscoordination of Relays in Radial

         Network in the Presence of Distributed Generation,” International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, CESER

         Publications, Roorkee, India, Vol. 9, No. A12, October 2012, pp. 26-36.

[28]   Bhavesh Bhalja and Vijay Makwana, “A New Digital Distance Relaying Scheme for Compensation of High-Resistance

        Faults on Transmission Line” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 27, No. 4, October 2012, pp. 2133-2140.

[29]  Bhavesh Bhalja and A. M. Shah, “Discrimination between Internal Faults and Other Disturbances in Transformer Using

       Support Vector Machine Based Protection Scheme,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 28, No. 3, July 2013,

       pp. 1508-1515.

[30]  Bhavesh Bhalja and U. B. Parikh, “SVR Based Current Zero Estimation Technique for Controlled Fault Interruption in

       Series-Compensated Transmission Line,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 28, No. 3, July 2013, pp. 1364

       -1372.

[31]  Bhavesh Bhalja, Nilesh Chothani and Urmil Parikh, “New Support Vector Machine Based Digital Relaying Scheme for

        Discrimination between Power Swing and Fault” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 8, Issue 1, January

        2014, pp.17-25.

[32]  Bhavesh Bhalja and Pragnesh H. Shah, “Anti-Islanding Protection of Distributed Generation Using Rate of Change of

       Impedance,” International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Vol. 14, Issue 5, October 2013, pp. 433-442,

       Berkeley Electronic Press, Canada.

[33]  Bhavesh Bhalja and Nilesh Chothani, “Development of a New Bus Zone Identification Algorithm based on Phase Angle

       Comparison using Sequence Components of Currents,” Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 42, No. 2,

       January 2014, pp. 215-226.

[34]  Bhavesh Bhalja and Pragnesh H. Shah, “New adaptive digital relaying scheme to tackle recloser-fuse miscoordination

       during distributed generation interconnections” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 8, Issue 4, April

       2014, pp.682-688.

[35]  Bhavesh Bhalja and Nilesh Chothani, "A New algorithm for CT saturation detection and compensation based on  

       derivaties of secondary currents and Newton's bakward difference formulas," IET Generation, Transmission and

        Distribution, Vol. 8, Issue 5, May 2014, pp. 841-850.

[36]  Bhavesh Bhalja and Pragnesh H. Shah, “A New Rate of Change of Impedance-based Islanding Detection Scheme in

       Presence of Distributed Generation,” Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 42, No. 11, July 2014, pp. 1227

      -1238.

[37]  Bhavesh Bhalja and V. H. Makwana, “Distance Relaying Algorithm for a Line-to-ground Fault on Single Infeed Lines,”

       Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 42, No. 12, August 2014, pp. 1172-1180.

[38]  Bhavesh Bhalja and A. M. Shah, "A New Adaptive Differential Protection Scheme for Tap Changing Power

       Transformer," International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Berkeley Electronic Press, Canada, Vol. 16,

       No. 4, August 2015, pp. 339-348.

[39]  Bhavesh Bhalja and R. A. Patel, " Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Induction motor using Support Vector

        Machine," Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 44, No. 6, June 2016, pp. 683-692.

[40]  Bhavesh Bhalja and N. G. Chothani, "A New Algorithm for Busbar Fault Zone Identification Using Relevance Vector

        Machine," Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 2016, pp. 193-205.

[41]  Bhavesh Bhalja, Karan Sareen and R. P. Maheshwari, "Current based Islanding Detection Scheme in Presence of

       Distributed Generations," Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 44, Issue 1, January 2016, pp. 72-81.

[42]  Bhavesh Bhalja, Karan Sareen and R. P. Maheshwari, " A Universal Islanding Detection Technique based on Rate of

       Change of Sequence Components of Currents for Distributed Generations," IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 2,

       Issue 2, February 2016, pp. 228-237.

[43]  Bhavesh Bhalja and Urmil B. Parikh, “Mitigation of Magnetic Inrush Current during Controlled Energization of coupled

       un-loaded Power Transformers in presence of Residual Flux without load side voltage measurements”, Electrical

       Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 156-164, March 2016.

[44]  Bhavesh Bhalja, Karan Sareen and R. P. Maheshwari, "Evaluation of Superimposed Sequence Components of

       Currents based Islanding Detection Scheme during DG Interconnections," International Journal of Emerging Electric

       Power Systems, Vol. 17, Issue 1, February 2016, pp. 1-14.

[45]  Bhavesh R. Bhalja and Ashesh M. Shah, "A New Fault Discrimination Scheme for Power Transformer using Random

        Forest Technique," IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 10, Issue 6, April 2016, pp. 1431-1439.

[46]  Bhavesh Bhalja, Karan Sareen and R. P. Maheshwari “A New Islanding Detection Technique based on Inverse

        Hyperbolic Secant Function,” IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 10, Issue 7, July 2016, pp. 1002-1009.

[47]  Bhavesh R. Bhalja and Yogesh M. Makwana, “Islanding Detection Technique based on Relevance Vector Machine,”

        IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 10, Issue 10, November 2016, pp. 1607-1615.

[48]  Bhavesh Bhalja and S. Jena, “Development of a new fault zone identification scheme for busbar using logistic

       regression classifier,” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 11, Issue 1, January 2017, pp. 174-184.

[49]  Bhavesh Bhalja, Karan Sareen and R. P. Maheshwari, “A Hybrid Multi-feature based Islanding Detection Technique for

       Grid Connected Distributed Generation,” International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Vol. 18, Issue 1,

       February 2017, pp. 1-16.

[50]  Bhavesh Bhalja and Urmil B. Parikh, “Challenges in Field Implementation of Controlled Energization for Various

       Equipment Loads with Circuit Breakers Considering Diversified Dielectric and Mechanical Characteristics,” Electrical

       Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 87, No. 3, March 2017, pp. 99-108.

Miscellaneous
  • Presently, I am working as an Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IEEE, Canada since January 2016.
  • I have organised one week QIP sponsored short term course on "Protection and Monitoring of of Power System Network in Smart Grid/Micro-grid Environment" from June 27-July 01, 2016.