S.K. Singal - Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
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S.K. Singal
S.K. Singal Head of department sunil.singal@hre.iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285213
Areas of Interest
  • Small Hydropower - Resource Assessment Investigations and Planning, Designs of civil works, Cost Optimisation and Tariff Analysis, Integrated Renewable Energy Systems, Planning of Water Resource
Professional Background
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2019-12-17OngoingProfessorIIT Roorkee
2015-11-244 years 22 daysAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
1984-09-1831 years 2 months 5 daysScientist/SSO/PSOIIT Roorkee
Multiple Posts
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
1998-01-013 years Warden, Rajendra BhawanDOSW
2018-02-01OngoingHEADHRED
2009-01-014 years Chief Warden, Cautley Bhawan DOSW
2009-01-011 year Chief Warden, Radha Krishnan Bhawan DOSW
2010-01-012 years Staff advisor, gardening sectionHobbies Club
2012-01-011 year Dy Chief AdvisorHobbies Club
2012-01-015 years Faculty Advisor M.Tech
2012-01-015 years Faculty Advisor Cognizance
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Distinguished Scientist awardCentre for Advanced Research and design of Venus International Foundation, Chennai2015
Third prize on research paper Indian Altair Technology Conference (IATC2015), Bangalore2015
Best Citizens of India Award International Publishing House, New Delhi2016
Excellence Award The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Chapter 2018
Best paper award in theme –I (Hydro Environment) at Hydro-2019ISH Hyderabad.2019
Best Researcher in Hydro and Renewable EnergyWorld Research Council and United Medical Council2019
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
PhdOptimization of low head Small Hydro InstallationsIIT Roorkee2009
M.E.Structural DynamicsUniversity of Roorkee1994
B.E.Civil Engg.University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee)1983
Memberships
  • Indian Society for Technical Education, Member
  • Indian Water Resource Society, Member
  • Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, Fellow
  • International Association for Small Hydro, Member
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists, Member
  • Solar Energy Society of India, Member
  • Indian Society for Hydraulics, Member
  • IEEE, Member
  • Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Small Hydropower DevelopmentIAH-301B.TechAutumn
Project Formulation and ImplementationAHN-544M.Tech-EMRLAutumn
Small Hydropower DevelopmentIAH-301B.TechSpring
Construction Planning and ManagementAHN-534M.Tech -AHESSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Cost Analysis of High Head Small Hydropower ProjectsSachin MishraA2009-07-24
Scheduling Wind - Hydro Generation Under Power MarketJaved DhillanA2010-07-20
Cost Optimization of Power Transmission Lines in Hilly AreasSrinivasa Kishore TA2012-07-16
Hydrological Investigations and Analysis for Small Hydro Power ProjectsIla DashoraA2010-12-30
Development of Mathematical Model for Condition Based Maintenance of Small Hydropower PlantsRavi KumarA2012-07-16
Development of water Quality index for Management of riverMs. Mansi TripathiA2013-07-10
Optimal Operation of Run of River Small Hydro Power PlantVineet Kumar SinghA2014-07-09
Modeling of Integrated Renewable Energy Based Power SystemAlpesh Kumar Mangaldas PatelA2015-07-10
Development of Model for Potential Assessment of Hydrokinetic EnergyManoj SoodO2016-07-08
Development of Integrated Renewable Energy System for a rural areaHarshadkumar D PatelO2016-12-26
Investigation on optimal design of diversion weir for small hydropower projectsVaibhav Mohan DasO2016-12-26
Integrated Renewable Energy System for remote rural areaVishal SainiO2017-12-28
Hydro PowerNaman AroraO2019-07-12
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
HRC, Hangzhou, ChinaTraining on Low Cost Civil Works Design for Small Hydropower1986-08-16
CANMET, Ottawa, CanadaTraining on Application of GIS for small hydropower projects1997-07-13
Mead & Hunt, Madison, USATraining on Application of GIS for Small Hydropower Assessment1997-07-28
International Centre for Hydropower, Trondheim, NorwayTraining on Hydropower Resource Development and Management2001-06-01
ICIMOD, Kathmandu, NepalTraining on Application of GIS for Water Resources Management2003-03-16
CANMET, Victoria, CanadaTraining on IMP Software for Hydro Power Potential Assessment2004-03-25
UNIDO, UgandaPlanning and Design of Micro Hydel Scheme at Bwindi in Uganda2005-12-08
University of Duisburg-Essen, GermanyWork on Research project- Development of an Assessment System to Evaluate the Ecological Status of Rivers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region sponsored by European Commission2006-03-18
CECB, Kandy, SrilankaOrganising/ Attending conference on SHP Development and visited Hydropower stations in Srilanka2007-10-21
Renewable Energy for Rural Economic Development (RERED) Project, Colombo, Sri LankaDelivering lecture in Training Program on Low Head Hydropower Development2010-02-17
UNIDO, Phnom Penh, CambodiaOrganised Short term training programme on Small hydropower development including feasibility report preparation2010-07-02
UNIDO, Phnom Penh, CambodiaOrganised Short term training programme on Financing of Small hydropower Projects2010-08-30
KGRTC, Namalundu, ZambiaOrganised Training Workshop for Capacity Building to Develop Small Hydropower2013-05-26
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and Phuket, ThailandTo present paper in International Conference and Chaired one Technical session2018-10-20
Books Authored

 

A. Standards/ Manuals/Guidelines series for Small Hydropower Development

  1. Small hydropower definitions and glossary of terms, list and scope of different Indian and international standards/guidelines/manuals
  2. Planning of the projects on existing dams, Barrages, Weirs              
  3. Planning of the Projects on Canal falls and Lock Structures.
  4. Planning of the Run-of-River Projects
  5. Project hydrology and installed capacity
  6. Project cost estimation
  7. Economic & Financial Analysis and Tariff Determination
  8. Site Investigations
  9. Layouts of SHP projects
  10. Maintenance of civil works (including hydro-mechanical)

B. Book chapters

  1. B.S.K Naidu, Arun Kumar, SK Singal, Book Chapter on  “Non Conventional Mini. Hydro at the Cooling Water Return Channel of BTPS,” Small Hydro, NPTI Publication, Faridabad, India, 241-255, 2005.
  2. SK Singal and Varun, “Small Hydropower: A Promising Source of Electricity Generation”, Book Chapter No. 22, Energy Science and Technology vol. 11, Hydrogen and Other Technologies, Stadium Press LLC, USA, pp. 583-615, 2015.
  3. Sachin Mishra, SK Singal and DK Khatod, “Cost Optimization of High Head Run of River Small Hydropower Projects”, Book Chapter No. 7, Application of Geographical Information Systems and Soft Computation Techniques in Water and Waste Water Based Renewable Energy Problems, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 1st Edition, XIX, pp. 141-166, 2018.
  4. J. Dhillon, A. Kumar and SK Singal, “An Approach for Wind-Pumped Storage Plant Scheduling Under Uncertainty”, Book Chapter No. 8, Application of Geographical Information Systems and Soft Computation Techniques in Water and Waste Water Based Renewable Energy Problems, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 1st Edition, XIX, pp. 167-190, 2018.
  5. RP Saini, SK Singal, Imtiyaz Ali and Ramesh Chandra Joshi A Comprehensive Review on Projects Carried Out by RuTAG Centre IIT Roorkee .”, Book Chapter No. 5, Rural Technology Development and Delivery, RuTAG and Its Synergy with Other Initiatives, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp. 81-94, 2019.
  6. RP Saini, SK Singal and Imtiyaz Ali Development of Modified Pump Used as Turbine in Micro Hydro Plants .”, Book Chapter No. 22, Rural Technology Development and Delivery, RuTAG and Its Synergy with Other Initiatives, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp. 301-308, 2019.
  7. RP Saini, SK Singal Imtiyaz Ali and Ramesh Chandra Joshi Development of Modified Bageshwari Wool Charkha”, Book Chapter No. 26, Rural Technology Development and Delivery, RuTAG and Its Synergy with Other Initiatives, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp. 347-357, 2019.

 

 

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