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  1. Registration open: UI-ASSIST Workshop on "DER INTEGRATED SMART DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: LEARNINGS FROM INDO-US PROJECT" during 26-27 September 2023, IIT Kanpur Outreach Centre, C Block, Sector-62, NOIDA.
  2. IEEE talk: Integration of renewable sources in smart distribution system: few concept and system stability challenges, at Centre Point Energy, Evansville, Indiana US office by IEEE Evansville-Owensboro section on 20th July 2023.
  3. Registration Open! – UI-ASSIST Annual Meeting: July 12-14th, 2023, Orlando, Florida (USA)
  4. RES Integrated Smart Distribution Systems: Few Challenges & Field Implementations Under an INDO-US Project on 9th Jun 2023, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  5. UI-ASSIST Webinar: DER Integrated Smart Distribution Systems: Few Field Implementations in India under UI-ASSIST Project. Thursday, May 25, 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST)
  6. Launch of the Report (UI-ASSIST)- ‘Transforming the Indian Power Sector: Need, Frameworks, and Regulatory Considerations, Distribution System Operators (DSOs)’ during, the Industry Oriented Stakeholder Workshop on Green Powered Future on 8th May 2023 at MNIT Jaipur.
  7. Training: Training Program on Smart Distribution System and Storage, April 28 – May 02, 2023, IIT Kanpur, technically sponsored by UI-ASSIST.
  8. UI-ASSIST Webinar: Effect of behind-the-Meter DER on the Reliability of the distribution system and Quantification of Risk to the utility business Thursday, April 27, 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST).
  9. Renewables Integrated Smart Electric Grid: Few Technical Challenges and Field Deployment in India 25th April 2023, 9:30-11:00 am IST
  10. Guest Lecture: Future Smart Distribution Networks Integrating Renewables, Energy Storage and Microgrid, 24th April 2023, 4:00-5:00 pm IST, Central Hall, 2nd Floor, IIT Dharwad.
  11. UI-ASSIST Webinar: The UI-ASSIST Project: Urban Pilots – an overview Thursday, March 23, 2023, 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST)
  12. UI-ASSIST Webinar: US-India Federated Testbed: Impact Analysis of Communication Rate on T&D Co-Simulation during the Fault,Thursday, February 23, 2023, 9:00 am PT (10:30 pm IST)
  13. UI-ASSIST Webinar: Design Guide for Microgrid Protection with Deep Deployment of DER, Inverters and Other Digital Devices and Systems,Thursday, January 26, 2023, 9:00 am PT (10:30 pm IST)
  14. UI-ASSIST Workshop on ‘Operational and Regulatory Challenges in DER Integrated Smart Distribution Systems’ on 20-21 December, 2022 at Gulmohar Hall,India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi.
  15. UI-ASSIST Webinar: A comparative study of UI-ASSIST Developed Volt-Var Control Algorithms on AVISTA’s test system ,Thursday, October 27, 2022, 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST)
  16. UI-ASSIST Webinar: Nano-Grid Participation In The Wholesale Electricity Markets: Challenges And Opportunities Thursday, September 22, 2022, 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST)
  17. Expert Round Table Discussion on: “Policy recommendation for Cyber Security and Cyber Infrastructure in Indian Electricity Distribution System.” Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 11:00 am(IST)  Click here for Agenda
  18. UI-ASSIST Webinar: Power, the Press, and the Public: Connecting Electrical Engineering to the World Thursday, August 25, 2022, 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST)
  19. UI-ASSIST Annual Update Workshop in Denver, Colorado 13-15 July, 2022.
  20. Joint Webinar – PNNL/LBNL: Energy Storage System Models & Applications Thursday, May 26, 2022, 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST)
  21. UI-ASSIST Webinar: Updates on India and US Efforts on Markets, Policy & Technical Standards related to Advanced Distribution Systems and Microgrids on Thursday, 28 April 2022 at 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST)
  22. UI-ASSIST Webinar: Estimating Behind the Meter DER and Analyzing Impact on Load ​ on 24 March 2022 at 9:00 am Pacific time/ 9:30 pm India time.
  23. UI-ASSIST India and US Student Workshop from 28 February - 3 March, 2022
  24. UI-ASSIST Webinar: TAMU / IITBBS Student Internship Research on 23rd September 2021 at 9:00 am Pacific time/ 9:30 pm India time.
  25. UI-ASSIST Virtual Workshop Schedule: 2-5 August, 2021.
  26. Training on Skill Development to Sustain and Enhance Technical Knowledge in Renewable Energy and Rural Electricity Systems, Last Date to Apply: 29 January, 2021
  27. Presentation by Narendra Babu Y,(Research Scholar, IIT Roorkee) on Thursday, 10/12/2020 at 08:00 p.m. (IST) / 09:30 am (EST)
  28. Presentation by Pankaj D. Achlerkar,(Research Scholar, IIT Delhi) on Thursday, 03/12/2020 at 08:00p.m. (IST) / 09:30 am (EST)
  29. Presentation by Pruthvi Chaithanya Nakka(Research Scholar, IIT Madras) on Wednesday, 11/11/2020 at 8:00 p.m.(IST)/9:30 a.m.(EST)
  30. Webinar on Distribution System Operator (DSO): Emerging need, roles and responsibilities on 24 October 2020 at 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. IST
  31. Presentation by Sonam Acharya,(Research Scholar, IIT Kanpur) on Friday, 23/10/2020 .
  32. UI-ASSIST Joint Meeting/Workshop was held in Delhi during 18-19 December,2019
  33. UI-ASSIST 2019 Annual Meeting June 12-13 Website is Open For Registration
  34. Position availbale for the Post Doc at Washington State University, Application deadline is February 21, 2019
  35. UI-ASSIST Workshop on Smart Grid Technology,13-14 February 2019, at IIT Delhi, India
  36. Project Review Meeting held on August 2-3, 2018 in Portland, USA


  1. Visit of additional Chief-Secretary to UI-Assist rural field pilot on 6th August.
  2. Power Engineering Research & Applications (PERA), jointly organized by the IEEE PES SBC of IIT Kanpur and IEEE PES UP Section Chapter from 24th to 28th September 2021, supported by the UI-ASSIST
  3. Training program on Smart Grid Technology was organized by IITK Kanpur, from 15th to 19th September 2021, sponsored by Power Finance Corporation CSR program, and technically supported by the UI-ASSIST
  4. UI-ASSIST Webinar: Webinar April 14: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Outages – A Case Study on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM (EST).
  5. UI-ASSIST Webinar: A Status Update of HNEI’s Research to Support Hawaii Renewable Energy Integration on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM (PST).
  6. Click here for Webinar Recording
  7. UI-ASSIST India Team Developed 5 Test Bed.
  8. TERI invites bids for pilot implementation of Battery Energy Storage
  9. 13 Conference Papers accepted in IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE 2020),Cochin, Kerala, India, 2-4 January, 2020.
  10. National Workshop on Recent Developments in Smart-Grid Technologies (NWSGT-2020) was held at IIT Bhubaneswar.The event started off with the welcome address by Dr. S. R. Samantaray, Coordinator of the workshop, followed by an address by Prof. S. C. Srivastava, IIT Kanpur.It was co-sponsored by UI-ASSIST project.
  11. Kick off meeting for "Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Renewable sources (Solar PV, Biomass) and Storage (Li-Ion and Flow batteries) integrated Smart Grid field pilots (3 nos.) under the UI-ASSIST project" was held on 9-01-2020 at IIT Kanpur.
  12. 10 Conference Papers accepted in IEEE 8th International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS), Jaipur, 20-22 December, 2019.
  13. Visit by researchers from TAMU in November 2019.
  14. One Patent/Copyright filed on dated November 15, 2019, by IIT Kanpur.
  15. Mission Innovation Smart Grids Workshop at New Delhi
  16. Formal Launching on 18 November 2017 at Indian Institue of Technology New Delhi