Thillainathan Logenthiran

Thillainathan Logenthiran
University of Washington Tacoma | UW Tacoma · Institute of Technology

B.Sc., Ph.D.

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Introduction
Dr T Logenthiran is a faculty and an electrical power engineer. His Ph.D. research was on the applications of computational intelligent techniques for the development of smart grid and power systems. His main research areas of interest include smart grid, micro grid, renewable energy resources, applications of computational intelligent techniques for power engineering. He is very keen in teaching of electrical power engineering and computational intelligent techniques.
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - December 2018
Newcastle University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2012 - September 2013
University of Strathclyde
Position
  • The Autonomic Power System
Description
  • Towards Smart grid
August 2007 - August 2012
National University of Singapore
Position
  • PhD Research Scholar
Description
  • Multi-Agent System for Control and Management of Distributed Power Systems
Education
August 2007 - August 2012
National University of Singapore
Field of study
  • Electrical Engineering
January 2001 - February 2005
University of Peradeniya
Field of study
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Publications

Publications (98)
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The remote monitoring of electrical systems has progressed beyond the need of knowing how much energy is consumed. As the maintenance procedure has evolved from reactive to preventive to predictive, there is a growing demand to know what appliances reside in the circuit (classification) and a need to know whether any appliance requires attention an...
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Reliable information about the active loads in the energy system allows for effective and optimized energy management. An important aspect of intelligent energy monitoring system is load disaggregation. The proliferation of direct current (dc) loads has spurred the increasing research interest in extra low voltage (ELV) dc grids. Artificial intelli...
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Trends in energy management schema have advanced into legislating consumer-centered solutions due to an inclination interests for personal owned distributed energy resources at low-voltage level. Thence, this paper proposes a tailorable energy manager tool that empowers Prosumer(s) in a nanostructured distribution network to take sole precedence wh...
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In the modern smart home, smart meters and Internet of Things (IoT) have been massively deployed to replace traditional analogue meters. It digitalises the data collection and the meter readings. The data can be wirelessly transmitted that significantly reduces manual works. However, the community of smart home network is vulnerable to energy theft...
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This paper presents the design of a fuzzy logic-based controller to be embedded in a grid-connected microgrid with renewable and energy storage capability. The objectives of the controller is to control the charge and discharge rate of the energy storage system (ESS) to reduce the end-user operating cost through arbitrage operation of the ESS and r...
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Electricity generation's planning and operation have been key factors for any economic development in the power industries but it can only be achieved if the generation was accurately forecasted. This made forecasting systems essential to planning and operation in the electricity market. In this study, a novel system called multi-GRU (gated recurre...
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This paper presents a novel approach for in-house operators to profile and allege fault interferences in a nanogrid system either locally or externally. The proposed hybridized methodology is modeled to apprehend, classify, and locate fault interventions using a heuristic data-driven processing model and a sensing directional flow theorem. Employme...
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The operating cost of the consumer can be reduced in an electricity market-based environment by shifting consumption to a lower price period. This study presents the design of an advanced control strategy to be embedded in a grid-connected microgrid with renewable and energy storage capability. The objectives of the control strategy are to control...
Conference Paper
This paper introduces a novel technique to determine the junction temperature (Tj) of Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) power modules (PM) using a network analyzer. The proposed technique starts by injecting high frequency/low power signals into the Gate-Emitter circuit of the IGBT power module during unbiased conditions. The corresponding f...
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This paper proposes a near-optimal day-ahead scheduling of energy storage system based on the mismatch between supply and demand, state-of-charge and real-time electricity price when deciding how much to charge and discharge the energy storage system. An artificial neural network, the extreme learning machine is used for the day-ahead forecast of t...
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Internet of things (IoT) makes deployment of smart home concept easy and real. Smart home concept ensures residents to control, monitor and manage their energy consumption without any wastage. This paper presents a self-learning Home Management System (SHMS). In the proposed system, a Home Energy Management System (HEMS), Demand Side Management (DS...
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This paper presents both the theoretical approach and the HOMER software approach for the planning of optimum long-term microgrid. The proposed microgrid system comprises of solar, wind, energy storage, diesel generator and converter systems. The microgrid objectives of this work are to be at lowest net present costs and emissions. Hence, the theor...
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In a deregulated electricity market where consumers can prepare bidding plans and purchase electricity directly from supplies, consumers can expect the price to fluctuate based on the demand. The consumers can also make economic beneficial decision to use electricity when the price is low. In this context, accurate forecast of the electricity price...
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This main focus of this paper aims to forecast photovoltaic power. The accuracy for forecasting Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are important as it is needed for power grids to operate. It can help make necessary adjustments to operate with RES, which can be highly complexed. As penetration level of renewable generation increases overtime, there may...
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The investiture in Distributed Generations (DGs) technologies have begun to monopolies transmission system's architecture instantaneously after announcing its liberation and deregulation of the energy market to the public. Such movement has propelled vicious competitions among power generation companies to initiate superior innovations in meeting c...
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Power outages have been a troubling issue yet inevitable till to date. In conjunction to the recent paradigm shift in restructuring passive power grid into an active network, grid operators now have little control over the grid's power flow transactions between generations and consumers. Such avocation concedes undeterministic fault origins and cap...
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Smart Buildings is a modern building that allows residents to have sustainable comfort with high efficiency of electricity usage. These objectives could be achieved by applying appropriate, capable optimization algorithms and techniques. This paper presents a Housing Development Building Management System (HDBMS) strategy inspired by Building Energ...
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Aiming at the rising number of dc appliances and the growing interest in their monitoring systems, this paper describes the injection of intelligence into dc pico-grids that are made up of “dumb” appliances and loads. Due to reality of economic, dc appliances and loads are usually low in cost and lack intelligence and communication features for eff...
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Multi-output chargers are widely used in various electronic devices due to their benefit in terms of cost, efficiency and space for installation. On the other hand, Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) has been applied increasingly in electric vehicle (EV) since it is more convenient and safer as compared to conductive chargers. However, researches on mu...
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Recent development in Renewable Energy Sources (RES) have led to a higher penetration in existing power systems. As the majority of RES are intermittent by nature, it presents major challenges to the grid operators. An Energy Storage System (ESS) can be connected to mitigate this intermittent sources. When multiple renewable energy sources, flexibl...
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Singapore looks forward to become a smart nation. Working towards smart nation and smart grid, smart homes are the fundamental building units of power distribution system. Smart home can have photovoltaic system and storage system together with electrical vehicles. This paper presents modeling and simulation of smart home energy management system o...
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In recent years, power grid infrastructures have paved way for decentralized topological layout where distributed power generations are surfaced at the point of consumption to gain higher sustainability factor while truncating power outage problems. In consequence, researches have begun infusing various methodologies with several advance heuristic...
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Smart grid is a way ahead system that provides reliable electricity supply efficiently. It provides a platform to integrate new technologies. The route to a successful development and implementation of smart grid must not be simply having the right technology but also the acceptance and support of the social, hence it is important to raise smart gr...
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Grid-connected Photovoltaic (PV) system is a most promising renewable energy source in Singapore. This paper presents how Singapore ensures a safe and secure power system network on connecting a PV system in parallel to the main power grid. This research project was carried out under the supervision of a registered Professional Engineer (PE) from S...
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The increasing penetration of renewable energy sources with intermittent nature generation challenges the grid operator to accurately plan and schedule their generators. In this context accurate forecasting model are vital to ensure smooth day-to-day operation with high renewable energy sources. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) have shown promising...
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A impedance source converter which is suitable for grid-connected Photovoltaic (PV) applications is presented in this paper. In this work, the modelling and simulation of a single-phase impedance source inverter suitable for interfacing the PV System with the grid and its control methods are presented. The design of an impedance network coupled wit...
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This paper demonstrates the applicability in solving multi-objectives Economic Dispatch (ED) problems using an Evolutionary method called Genetic Algorithm (GA). In reality, the input-output characteristic given for a single generating unit is highly non-linear and trivial to solve using traditionally means. Thus, Hybridize Genetic Algorithm is pre...
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This paper presents the modelling, simulation and hardware evaluation of a single phase dual stage inverter suitable for grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) applications. The proposed grid-tied solar power converter converts the solar power to DC using a simple boost converter and then converts it into AC using a single phase DC-AC inverter, whi...
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Singapore looks forwards to become a smart nation. Working towards smart nation and smart grid, smart homes are the fundamental building units of power distribution system. Smart home can have photovoltaic system and storage system together with electrical vehicles. This paper presents modeling and simulation of smart home energy management system...
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Detecting state change processes of appliances is very useful when optimizing a system's energy management. The term " state change " implies an appliance shifts operation from one state to another; the simplest example is the process in which the appliance switches between an " on " and " off " state. This paper proposes a multilevel threshold det...
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Solving Non-Convex Economic Dispatch using Hybridised Genetic Algorithm and Priority List Approach
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This letter proposes a novel method to reject 6n ±1 harmonics in the stator voltage at the point of common coupling (PCC) for a stand-alone doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) supplying a balanced three-phase diode rectifier. These harmonics are rejected by using the rotor current controller in the fundamental synchronous reference frame. The pro...
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This paper presents an intelligent control of a microgrid in both grid-connected and islanded modes using the multi-agent system (MAS) technique. This intelligent control consists of three levels. The first level is based on local droop control, the second level compensates power balance between the supply and the demand optimally, and third level...
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Smart grid literature shows a potential way to implement smart grid using Multi-Agent System (MAS) which is a distributed computational intelligence technique that comprises of multiple interactive intelligent agents in an environment. This paper presents an application of MAS technique for improving the efficiency and optimizing the energy usage o...
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Smart grid, modernization of electrical power system that is recognized globally as a vision to achieve a self-automated electrical network that is flexible, accessible, reliable and economical. With the integration of distributed and renewable generation into the transmission network, power system restoration faces new challenges. As the demand fo...
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The coordinated control and management of distributed generators and renewable energy resources together with controllable loads and storage systems are the most important and challenging tasks in micro grid operation. Micro grid can be operated in grid-connected mode or in islanded mode. Typically, energy storage systems are repeatedly proposed to...
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Over the decades, growing attention on Smart Grid and its associated technologies can be seen. The aim of this project was to create a Centre of Excellence facility for experimental integration and showcasing of projects undertaken by Newcastle University International Singapore (NUIS) students. As the first step, a fabricated table-top demonstrati...
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This paper aims to forecast the photovoltaic power, which is an important and challenging function of energy management system for grid planning, scheduling, maintenance and improving stability. Forecasting of photovoltaic power using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) is the main focus of this paper. The training algorithm used for ANN is Extreme Lea...
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Demand side management is a useful and necessary tool in smart grid energy management system to reduce total power demand during peak demand periods and hence, enhancing grid sustainability and reducing overall cost. This paper discusses a new load shifting approach for demand side management in smart grid energy management. This approach optimizes...