Copperpod welcomes Sahil Mehta to the Operations Team

New York, NY: On 14th February, 2022, Copperpod IP announced that Sahil Mehta will be joining the company as a Consultant. The team at Copperpod IP is excited to welcome Sahil in the operations team

Sahil will be bringing his experience and knowledge in  Energy and InfrastructureArtificial Intelligence, Forecasting and Control Algorithms, to Copperpod IP.

During his Master’s, he wrote a thesis on Renewable Energy forecasting from a local microgrid’s planning perspective. While calculating the total energy demand, consumption, and generation, renewable energy forecasting plays a significant role. It allows the microgrid operator to accurately schedule the available resources and load demand for enhanced system stability. The thesis focused on the forecasting of solar energy dependent on the number of parameters like wind speed, temperature, time of day, etc., using the Artificial intelligence-based Fuzzy Logic approach and Analytical Multi-linear regression approach. This was helpful in planning, designing, and setting up a virtual microgrid in Patiala. 

Sahil's Ph.D. thesis is based on developing an adaptive and intelligent controller for the stability enhancement of a hybrid microgrid system. This research area includes integrating renewable energy sources explicitly, like solar, wind, etc., with storage devices like batteries in the presence of various power electronics components/modules. These modules include converters, inverters, etc. Along with this, the other objective of his work is focused on the energy management of residential microgrid systems employing the AI-based controller. In addition to this, his research also focuses on hardware implementation and realization of AI-based controllers for laboratory-level microgrid systems. 

Some of his latest publications are mentioned below:

  • Mehta, S, Basak, P. A comprehensive review on control techniques for stability improvement in microgrids. Int Trans Electr Energ Syst. 2021; 31:e12822.

  • S. Mehta, J. Kaushal and P. Basak, “Tariff calculation using hybrid smart energy meter and fuzzy inference system,” 2018 IEEMA Engineer Infinite Conference (eTechNxT), 2018, pp. 1-6, doi:10.1109/ETECHNXT.2018.8385288.

  • S. Mehta, P. Basak, K. Anelis and A. Paramane, “Simulation of Single and Multistage Impulse Voltage Generator Using Matlab Simulink,” 2018 International Conference on Computing, Power and Communication Technologies (GUCON), 2018, pp. 641-646, doi: 10.1109/GUCON.2018.8675054.

  • S. Mehta and S. Prakash, “Performance Evaluation of FACTS Controllers for Short Transmission Line,” Int. J. Appl. Eng. Res., vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 5140–5153, 2018.

  • S. Mehta and P. Basak, “A Case Study on PV Assisted Microgrid Using HOMER Pro for Variation of Solar Irradiance Affecting Cost of Energy,” 2020 IEEE 9th Power India International Conference (PIICON), 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/PIICON49524.2020.9112894.

  • Z. B. Siddique, S. Mehta and P. Basak, “Prediction of Insulating Oil for Transformers Through Fuzzy Logic Approach,” 2020 IEEE 9th Power India International Conference (PIICON), 2020, pp. 1-6, doi:10.1109/PIICON49524.2020.9112968

Sahil's educational experience and background includes:

  • ​Ph.D. in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department, from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India (Specialization in Power Systems - Microgrid).

  • Masters of Technology in Power Systems, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India.

  • Bachelors of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department from IET Bhaddal, Ropar, Punjab, India

Sahil's industrial and academics experience includes:

  • Industrial PLC Certification in 2016 from IATC Authorized Training Centre North- SIEMENS, Panchkula, Haryana – 6 months of Industrial Training.

  • Teaching Assistant/Contractual Lecturer for 2.5 years in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India.