IIT Roorkee wins 2022 IEEE Smart Cities Jury Award

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Vishu Verma
Assistant Manager
Updated on Nov 7, 2022 13:14 IST

The institute bagged the award for its D-SIDES project which aims to build future grids that are economical, dependable, and powered by decentralised renewable energy sources.  

The Indian Institute of Te chnology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), has bagged the 'Jury Award of the 2022 IEEE Smart Cities Award' for its D-SIDES project. Prof NP Padhy, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, leading the D-SIDES project, funded by Department of Science and Technology, aims to build future grids that are economical, dependable, and powered by decentralised renewable energy sources.  

D-SIDES project aims for green campus

The institute has already installed solar PV systems in 36 sites across the campus with a total amount of 2.8 MW of solar power capacity. A self-sufficient model under the D-SIDES project aims for a green campus that will decrease fossil fuel consumption and savings for future generations. The entire model is based on the replication of smart city technologies for the benefit of society and to set the global standard in this regard by serving as a neutral broker of information among industry, academic, and government stakeholders. 

IIT Roorkee distribution network depends on a conventional grid system. To make a self-reliant distribution network, IIT Roorkee has been performing pioneering work in recent years to develop an eco-friendly campus utilising renewable resources. Smart grid technology must be integrated into the existing grid infrastructure. The goal is to build a self-sufficient, zero-emission green campus. Furthermore, implementing the energy storage system would allow for increased renewable energy utilisation while simultaneously lowering the carbon impact. 

IIT Roorkee Director Prof KK Pant said, “The mission was to recognise the authoritative voice and leading source of credible technical information and educational content within the scope of smart cities identified. IIT Roorkee will facilitate and promote the collaborative and individual work of its member societies regarding smart city technology following functional and application domains within the context of urban infrastructure systems.” 

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