Himanshu Jain
Assistant professor
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Interests
Grid reliability and resilience under very-high variable renewable energy penetration;, Blackstart of bulk power and distribution systems using inverter-based generation resources;, Modeling and simulation of utility-scale transmission, distribution, and integrated transmission and distribution systems at multiple timescales;, Developing software tools for improving the modeling accuracy of power grids under very-high variable renewable energy penetration;, Using distributed energy resources (DERs) for improving grid reliability and resilience.
himanshu.jain@hre.iitr.ac.in
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Educational Details
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
2016
PhD, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems)
The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA
2010
MS, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems)
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
2008
B. Tech., Electrical Engineering
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Machine Learning-based Dynamic Climate Projections for Power System Planning Datasets 01 Feb 2022 Climate Change, AI, Power Systems Create climate change informed publicly available load, wind, and solar datasets for power system planners in USA and India using advanced AI techniques. https://www.colorado.edu/irt/autonomous-systems/2022/01/04/engineering-faculty-part-research-decarbonizing-energy-systems 94 lakhs (IITR Share 16 lakhs) Climate Change AI (USA) Prof. Bri-Mathias Hodge (PI; University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Blackstart Using Inverter-Based Resources 01 Oct 2019 Grid Resilience using Inverter-based Resources PI. MATLAB and its toolboxes such as SIMSCAPE were used. Confidential National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USA
Multi-timescale Electrical Models of Buildings with high levels of Distributed Energy Resources 20 Oct 2021 Electric Power Distribution Develop and validate multi-timescale electrical models of buildings with high levels of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) including smart loads, rooftop solar PV, and electric vehicles. Hardware testbeds for model-free load modelling and supercomputer-based software testbeds for large-scale infrastructure simulations are being developed. 20 lac IIT Roorkee (Faculty Initiation Grant)
Obtaining grid reliability services from behind the meter distributed energy resources 01 Jul 2020 - Grid Integration of Renewable Energy PI from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USA. Confidential US Department of Energy Confidential
Power Flow and Stability Analysis Task under very high (up to 100%) Renewable Energy Integration 01 Jan 2019 - Grid Integration of Renewable Energy PI for the Power Flow and Stability Analysis Task. All steady-state and transients modeling and analysis was performed using the 22,000 bus model of the Western Interconnection of the United States using the GE-PSLF software Confidential US Utility Confidential
Solar PV Variability Modeling 01 Jan 2019 - Solar PV Modeling Lead the multi-timescale solar PV variability modeling effort in the Multi-timescale Integrated Dynamics and Scheduling for Solar (MIDAS-Solar). NREL's MIDC data was used and analyzed in MATLAB. Confidential US Department of Energy Confidential
Synthetic Inertia from Inverter-based Resources 01 Apr 2019 - Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Worked with a U.S. Investor-owned utility to determine the impact of very-high penetration levels of solar PV and battery storage on the stability of the power system. Impact of adding synthetic inertia to solar PV and battery storage on the stability of the power system was also investigated. Transients modeling and analysis was performed using the 22,000 bus model of the Western Interconnection of the United States using the GE-PSLF software Confidential A US utility Confidential
HELICS-HLA Integration 13 Feb 2017 - Co-simulation Worked on a DOE sponsored grid modernization lab consortium (GMLC) project where my primary responsibility was to develop a HELICS-HLA interface. Hierarchical Engine for Large-scale Infrastructure Co-Simulation or HELICS is a co-simulation platform that was developed under this project. High Level Architecture or HLA is another co-simulation architecture that is widely used in the defense community. C, C++ and JAVA were used for developing the integration code. Confidential US Department of Energy Confidential
Impact Assessment of Integrating solar PV and Electric Vehicles in Distribution Feeders 01 Jan 2013 - Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Conducted studies in CYMDIST to assess the impact of integrating photovoltaics and electric vehicles on the distribution system. Used the prototype feeders developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to perform the analysis; prototype feeders were converted into CYMDIST acceptable format using Excel VBA. Confidential (supported by ICF itself, where I was an employee) ICF, Fairfax, Virginia, USA




Honors And Awards
Honors
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USA
2019
President’s Award for efforts in obtaining funding for research in the area of power system stability exceeding $1 million (INR 7.0 crore), 2019.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USA
2020
Outstanding Mentor Award
R&D World
2019
Finalist for the 2019 R&D100 Awards (widely recognized as the Oscars of Invention) as member of the Hierarchical Engine for Large-scale Infrastructure Co-Simulation (HELICS) team
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
2018
Outstanding Reviewer Award for the ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
2009
Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal
MemberShips
IEEE
01 Jul 2015 - Present
Member
Tau Beta Pi
01 Aug 2009 - Present
Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Small Hydro Power Development ( IAH-301 )
Autumn
Hydro Electric Equipment ( AH-514 )
Autumn
Rural Electrical Energy System Planning and Design ( AH-528 )
Autumn
Miscellaneous
Events
Online Training of SAARC Professionals on Small, Mini and Micro Hydro Power Generation
13 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Energy Center
SAARC online training on "Power Purchase Agreements of Renewable Energy Projects"s
08 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021
SAARC Energy Centre
Virtual EU Day with IIT Roorkee on 'Climate & Energy'
22 Apr 2021 - 22 Apr 2021
IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter Lecture Series
18 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021
IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter IIT Roorkee
Invited Lecture
25 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021
School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Reva University
Training Program on Green Time of Day (ToD) Tariff
16 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021
USAID, USA
List of Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS (Total citations 254; h-index 8; i10 index 6 – Google Scholar)

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (Published)

H. Jain, B. Bhatti, T. Wu, B. Mather, and R. Broadwater, “Integrated Transmission-and-Distribution System Modeling of Power Systems: State-of-the-Art and Future Research Directions”, in MDPI Energies, 2021. Impact Factor – 2.702.

A.K. Jain, K. Horowitz, F. Ding, K.S. Sedzro, B. Palmintier, B. Mather, and H. Jain, “Dynamic Hosting Capacity Analysis for Distributed Photovoltaic Resources - Framework and Case Study”, in Applied Energy, 2020. Impact Factor - 8.426.

B-MS Hodge, H Jain, C Brancucci, et al, “Addressing Technical Challenges in 100% Variable Inverter-Based Renewable Energy Power Systems”, in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Energy and Environment, e376, 1-19, 2020. Impact Factor - 3.297.

H. Jain, R. P. Broadwater, M. Dilek, J. Bank, “Studying the Impact of Solar PV on Power System Dynamics using Integrated Transmission & Distribution Network Models,” in Journal of Energy Engineering, vol. 144, no. 1, 2017. Impact Factor - 1.131.

Tbaileh, H. Jain, R. Broadwater, J. Cordova, R. Arghandeh, M. Dilek, “Graph Trace Analysis: An object-oriented power flow, verifications and comparisons”, in Electric Power Systems Research 147, 145-153, 2017. Impact Factor - 3.022.

H. Jain, A. Parchure, R. P. Broadwater, M. Dilek and J. Woyak, "Three-Phase Dynamic Simulation of Power Systems Using Combined Transmission and Distribution System Models," in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 4517-4524, Nov. 2016.  Impact Factor - 6.807.


Peer Reviewed Conference Publications (Published)

H. Jain, G. Seo, E. Lockhart, V. Gevorgian, and B. Kroposki, “Black Start of Power Grids with Inverter-based Resources”, in proc., 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Virtual Meeting, 2020.

H. Jain, et al., “Quantifying Solar PV Variability at Multiple Timescales for Power Systems Studies”, in proc., 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Virtual Meeting, 2020.

H. Jain, B. Palmintier, D. Krishnamurthy, I. Krad, and E. Hale, “Evaluating the Impact of Price-Responsive Load on Power Systems Using Integrated T&D Simulation,” in proc., IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference 2019, Washington DC, 2019.

R.S. Biswas, J. Tan, H. Jain, V. Gevorgian and Y. Zhang, “Equivalent Test Bed in PSCAD and PSLF for Studying Advanced Power Systems Controller Performance”, in proc., IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference 2019, Washington DC, 2019.

H. Jain, B. Palmintier, I. Krad, D. Krishnamurthy, “Studying the Impact of Distributed Solar PV on Power Systems using Integrated Transmission and Distribution Models,” in proc. 2018 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition Conference and Exposition (T&D), Denver, CO, 2018.

K. Rahimi, H. Jain and R. Broadwater, "Application of Distributed Series Reactors in relieving congestion costs," n proc., 2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), Dallas, TX, 2016.

H. Jain, K. Rahimi, A. Tbaileh, R. P. Broadwater, Akshay Kumar Jain and M. Dilek, "Integrated transmission & distribution system modeling and analysis: Need & advantages," in proc., 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Boston, MA, 2016.

H. Jain, A. Parchure, R. P. Broadwater, M. Dilek and J. Woyak, "Three phase dynamics analyzer: A new program for dynamic simulation using three phase models of power systems," in proc., 2015 IEEE IAS Joint Industrial and Commercial Power Systems / Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference (ICPSPCIC), Hyderabad, 2015.

K. Rahimi, H. Jain, R. Broadwater and J. Hambrick, "Application of Distributed Series Reactors in voltage balancing," in proc, 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Denver, CO, 2015.

H. Jain, K. Kumaraswamy and R. N. Maurya, "Plug-In Electric Vehicles - Distribution system impacts and high level screening methodologies for calculating costs and benefits," in proc., IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference 2014, Washington, DC, 2014.

H. Jain, S. Korkua, W. Lee and C. Kwan, "Detection and Severity Classification of Rotor Imbalance Faults in Induction Machines," in proc., 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, 2010.

S. Korkua, H. Jain, W. Lee and C. Kwan, "Wireless health monitoring system for vibration detection of induction motors," in proc., 2010 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference, Tallahassee, FL, 2010.


Trade Publication (Published)
E. Roseman and H. Jain, “Regional Differences in Order 1000 Cost Allocation. What does it mean?” World-generation, 2013 V.24 #5.


Dissertation and Thesis

H. Jain, “Dynamic simulation of power systems using three phase integrated transmission and distribution system models: Case study comparisons with traditional analysis methods”, Ph.D Dissertation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, November, 2016.

H. Jain, “Detection and severity classification of rotor imbalance faults in induction machines”, MS Thesis, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, August, 2010.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Invited speaker at the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (USA) DER Forum, 2021. The presentation topic was “Blackstart using inverter - based resources”.

Paper presentation at the 2020 IEEE PES General Meeting (Virtual Meeting due to Covid 19 Pandemic), 2020: Paper presented was titled “Black Start of Power Grids with Inverter-based Resources”

Paper presentation at the 47th IEEE PVSC Conference, (Virtual Meeting due to Covid 19 Pandemic), 2020: Paper presented was titled “Quantifying Solar PV Variability at Multiple Timescales for Power Systems Studies”.

Puerto Rico Energy Planning Resources Workshop, Puerto Rico, USA, 2019: Presented the MAFRIT tool to various stakeholders in Puerto Rico, including university students, faculty, and industry members as part of a workshop organized under a DOE project to introduce tools that can help improve the reliability and resilience of Puerto Rico’s electric grid. (https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy19osti/73839.pdf).

Poster presentation at the 2018 IEEE T&D Conference, Denver, CO, USA, 2018: Poster presented was titled “Studying the Impact of Distributed Solar PV on Power Systems using Integrated Transmission and Distribution Models

Panelist at the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, 2016: Panel session was titled “Distribution Simulations at Varying Time Scales” and my presentation was titled “Three-Phase Dynamic Analysis of a Hybrid Transmission and Distribution Model: Impact of PV on Dynamics”

Paper and poster presentation at the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, 2016: Paper presented was titled “Integrated transmission & distribution system modeling and analysis: Need & advantages”

Paper presentation at the 2015 IEEE IAS Joint Industrial and Commercial Power Systems / Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference (ICPSPCIC), Hyderabad, India, 2015: paper presented was titled “Three phase dynamics analyzer: A new program for dynamic simulation using three phase models of power systems”

Paper presentation at the 2015 IEEE PES General Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 2015: Paper presented was titled “Application of Distributed Series Reactors in voltage balancing”

Presentation on the Distributed Engineering Workstation (DEW) software at the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bangalore, India, 2015