Sustaining Power Resources through Energy Optimization and Engineering

Sustaining Power Resources through Energy Optimization and Engineering

Pandian Vasant (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia) and Nikolai Voropai (Energy Systems Institute SB RAS, Russia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 494
ISBN13: 9781466697553|ISBN10: 1466697555|EISBN13: 9781466697560|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9755-3


As the world continues to evolve technologically, people depend more heavily on energy-dependent systems to fulfill their daily needs. However, as these needs grow, it is important to develop sustainable systems that are reliable, as well as environmentally sound.

Sustaining Power Resources through Energy Optimization and Engineering highlights the sustainable development and efficient operation of energy systems being provided to consumers. Featuring emergent research and trends within the area of power optimization and engineering, this book is a crucial reference source for engineers, researchers, sustainability experts, and professionals interested in the improvement and usage of infrastructural energy systems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biogeography Based Optimization
  • Energy Management Policy
  • Ground Source Energy
  • Hybrid Power Filter
  • Markov Random Process
  • Optimal Power Flow
  • Valve-Point Loading Effect

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Pandian Vasant is a senior lecturer at Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. He holds PhD in Computational Intelligence, MSc (Engineering Mathematics) and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. His research interests include Soft Computing, Hybrid Optimization, Holistic Optimization, innovative computing and Applications. He has co-authored research papers and articles in national journals, international journals, conference proceedings, conference paper presentation, and special issues lead guest editor, lead guest editor for book chapters’ project, conference abstracts, edited books , keynote lecture and book chapters (150 publications indexed in SCOPUS). In the year 2009, Dr. Pandian Vasant was awarded top reviewer for the journal Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier) and awarded outstanding reviewer in the year 2015 for ASOCO (Elsevier) journal. He has 25 years of working experience at the various universities from 1989-2016. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of IJCO, IJSIEC, IEM, IJEOE and Editor of GJTO. H-Index SCOPUS Citations = 33, H-Index Google Scholar = 22.
Nikolai I. Voropai is director of the Energy Systems Institute (Siberian Energy Institute until 1997) of the Russian Academy of Science, Irkutsk, Russia. He was born in Belarus in 1943. He graduated from the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Polytechnic Institute in 1966. N. I. Voropai received his degrees of Candidate of Technical Sciences at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1974 and Doctor of Technical Sciences at the Siberian Energy Institute in 1990. His research interests include: modeling of power systems, operation and dynamics performance of large power grids; reliability and security of power systems; development of national, international and intercontinental power grids; liberalization of power industry. He is the Chairman of the International Workshop on Reliability Problems of Energy Systems, CIGRE Member, IEEE Fellow Member.