Pawan Kumar

Pawan Kumar is the assistant professor in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India. He is a Certified Energy Manager cum Auditor (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) with 15 years’ (including 7 years of research) academic experience in the Power and Energy fields of Electrical Technology. Dr. Kumar has received his B. Tech from Kurukshetra University in 2001. He has done M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2010 and, PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi in 2016. He had excellent independent research training and development while being worked as Coordinator of Energy Elite Club. He has published several research papers in various reputed publishing houses including, IEEE, IET, Elsevier, and AJOL. He has been assumed as Managing Guest Editor for the Special Issue on “Innovative Technologies for Micro-grid and Smart-grid Systems” of Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier Journal. He has also been served as a reviewer for reputed journals and conferences including, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal and Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier, IJITWE IGI Global USA, JCIT IGI Global USA, 12th IEEE INDICON-2015, International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI'17) and 14TH IEEE INDICON-17 held at IIT Roorkee. He has worked as Session Chair and reviewer for ICICS-2016 for the track of power, energy and control. He has also received Best Paper Award during ICICS-2016 International Conference. He has delivered expert lectures on Energy Efficiency in electrical utilities in various institutions. His area of current interests include: Energy efficiency in electrical utilities, optimization in power system’s operation and planning, distributed generation, load management and energy auditing, computational intelligence, Innovative technologies for micro-grid and smart-grid systems.


Handbook of Research on Power and Energy System Optimization
Pawan Kumar, Surjit Singh, Ikbal Ali, Taha Selim Ustun. © 2018. 746 pages.
In recent years, the development of advanced structures for providing sustainable energy has been a topic at the forefront of public and political conversation. Many are looking...
Synchronized Operation of Grid Power, Solar Power, and Battery for Smart Energy Management
Pawan Kumar, Dip V. Thanki. © 2018. 37 pages.
This chapter gives details of solar photovoltaic, starting from its general pros and cons. It covers the basics of site evaluation when installing a solar powered plant and...
Demand-Side Management: Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
Pawan Kumar, Ikbal Ali, Dip V. Thanki. © 2018. 27 pages.
Growing demands are causing increased pressure on the electrical infrastructure and perpetually escalated energy prices. Utilities around the world have been considering...