A DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAM was organized by IA/IE/PEL Jt.Chapter Kerala. Dr.Vassilos Agledis, Professor, Denmark Technical University was the speaker. The DLP was conducted in 6 IAS SB Chapters. 


  • Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Chemperi Kannur.


A DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAM was hosted by IEEE SB VJEC on 26th February 2019 at Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Chemperi Kannur.


The event started with the registration for events at 08:30 am in the morning. The program was started by the Inaugural Ceremony at 9:30 am. The prayer song is sung by Ms.Dhanya p. The code of ethics was delivered by Mr.Joel Mammen George, chair IEEE PELS SBC VJEC. The welcome address was by Mrs.Laly James, HOD, EEE Department. The presidential address was delivered by Rev.Fr.Dr Thomas melvattathu, Chairman VJEC Group of the institution. The Chief Guest for the session was Dr.Vassilios G Agelidis, professor Denmark University. The function was inaugurated by lighting the ceremonial lamp. The felicitation address was given by Jinu Vdakkemulanjinal, Administrator VJ Group of institutions.and which is followed by Sebastian Puthanpuraikkal, PRO Vimal Jyothi engineering college. Vote. At finally the vote of thanks delivered by Mr.Prabin James, Staff advisor IEEE PELS SBC VJEC. The inaugural ceremony was adjourned, which was followed by a tea break for 10 minutes. After the tea break, the session was handled by prof.vassilios.he taught about the importance of solar power plant and how to implement the solar plant. The three main points or  3 important factors we need to follow in our life is ‘Networking’,’Ask questions’, and ‘never give up’.So throughout the prof. Vassilios, motivate us to ask questions. The session was truly good and helpful.


The event concluded by 12:30 pm and all the delegates and volunteers dispersed. The delegates and the dignitaries had a positive opinion about the event and the event was a grand success.                                                 

  1. Distinguished Lecture Program (DLP) at GEC Thrissur 

Venue: Eastern Amphitheater, Government Engineering College, Thrissur

Date: 27th February 2019

The Distinguished Lecture Program on “Large Scale Solar PV Electricity Grid Integration: Technologies, Issues, Market Integration and Impact” by Prof. Vassilios G. Agelidis, organized by IEEE Power Electronics Society(PELS) and Industrial Application Society(IAS) SB Chapters of Government Engineering College, Thrissur(GECT) was a success owing to wide participation from the students and professors. The session began at 10.00 am on 27th February 2019 at Eastern Amphitheatre, GEC Thrissur with silent prayer. Dr. M Nandakumar, former head of Electrical and Electronics Engineering department welcomed the gathering which was followed by the presidential address by Dr. B Jayanand, Principal, GEC Thrissur. PELS chapter faculty advisor, Dr. Jaison Mathew introduced Prof. Agelidis to the attendees.

Prof. Agelidis is a Professor at the Centre for Electrical Power and Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark(DTU). He served as AdCom Member of IEEE PELS and was Technical Chair of the 39th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Rhodes. He is a recipient of the Advanced Research Fellowship from the U.K’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the IEEE(USA) and IET (UK). He has global working experience having worked in many countries including Canada, Australia, Greece, China, UK, Sweden, Malaysia, South Korea, UAE, and Denmark.

In his lecture, Prof. Agelidis gave an outline of the developments in the field of solar energy, its benefits, challenges and various issues associated with its integration to the existing grid and market. He also pointed out that the future of the automotive industry is in electrical vehicles and discussed issues when plugging more and more electrical vehicles to the grid. He discussed how India can utilize solar energy to power electric vehicles. In order to promote the large scale use of solar power in the 3.5 trillion-dollar automobile industry, he stressed on the concepts of decoupling electric vehicles from people, autonomous vehicles, decentralization, electrification of transportation and digitalization. Issues with the inverters and its capacitors, where the power electronic engineers have great opportunity were discussed. Need for the further improvements in the areas of control, monitoring, prediction, failure avoidance to deliver more value for reliability and monetary benefit to the solar industry were explored. He motivated the students to ‘dream, believe and do’ to help India make innovative and breakthrough advancements in the field of solar energy.

The lecture was followed by an interactive session with the attendees. More than 120 attendees including students and professors participated in the program. Among these 30 students are IEEE members. Prof. K.D. Joseph, IEEE SB GEC Thrissur Branch Counsellor presented a memento as a token of love to Prof. Agelidis. Mr. John A. R, Chairman, IEEE PELS SBC GET expressed the gratitude to the dignitaries. The session was followed by a group photo with Dr. Agelidis.

Number of participants: 120

Number of IEEE members: 30

Number of PELS/IAS members: 15




IEEE SB TKMCE in association with IA/IE/PELS Joint Chapter, Kerala Section organized a Distinguished Lecture Program (DLP) on the topic “Large Scale Solar PV Electricity Grid Integration: Technologies, Issues, Market integration, and Impact”. The lecture was delivered by Vassilios G. Agelidis, Professor, Technical University of Denmark -Fellow IEEE, on 28th of February at TKM College of Engineering. The lecture focused on diverse topics starting from world energy demand, energy resources, photovoltaic cells, its application, solar cells, and the list goes on. It was a great opportunity for student professionals to interact with such a great expert.


  • DLP at SCT Trivandrum


Venue: Seminar Hall 1, Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Trivandrum

Date: 1st March 2019


The IEEE SCT SB launched its new chapter Industrial Applications Society (IAS) on 1st March 2019, which was followed by the Distinguished Lecture Program (DLP) by Prof. Vassilios G Agelidis. Prof. Vassilios G Agelidis is an IEEE dignitary who is currently serving as the Professor at the Centre for Electric Power and Energy, DTU Electrical Engineering.

Brief Description 

The 2-hour event commenced at 11.00 am in the Seminar hall with the active participation of more than 100 students and professionals.

                        The Inaugural Ceremony started off with the Recitation of the Code of Ethics of IEEE by Ms. Vyshnavi Jayakumar (Secretary, IEEE IAS SCT SB). It was followed by the Welcome Address by Dr. Boby Philip (Staff Advisor, IEEE IAS SBC). He described the developmental step towards the Introduction of a new society in the institution. Following that, the Presidential Address was delivered by Prof. (Dr) K Prabhakaran Nair (Principal, SCTCE). Later, the traditional lamp lighting ceremony by the group of dignitaries took place which marked the official inauguration of IEEE IAS SCT SBC. The ceremony proceeded with the inspirational and admirable speech of Prof. Vassilios G Agelidis, University of Denmark. He advised the students to follow some important principles in life such as learning from failures, improving skills, working hard to fulfill the dream, etc. Following that, Dr. Madhu Mangal (Vice Chair, Life Member Affinity Group, IEEE Kerala Section), Mr. Ajith Gopi (Heading Technical Consultancy in Solar PV projects, ANERT), Prof. M R Sarathchandradas (Dean, PG Studies) conveyed their felicitations in the auspicious event. The Inaugural Ceremony concluded with the delivery of Vote of Thanks by Prof. Asha S (IEEE SCT SB Counsellor).

                       The next session marked the most craved part of the event, DLP. Mr. Abish Vijayan (Chairman, IEEE IAS SBC) gave a brief introduction on the speaker and the DLP. Prof. Vassilios began the Lecture by providing an introduction on the topic “Large-Scale Solar PV Electricity Grid Integration: Technologies, Issues, Market Integration and Impact”.

Prof. elaborated why renewable energy sources are not stable and the need for reliable ways. He emphasized on developing more than 100% renewable energy. He also explained the effect of inertia on the dynamic performance of wind turbines and the need for stabilizing the grid and uses of off-grid energy harnessing methods. He addressed every related challenge and classified uncertainty as to the major challenge in renewable energy sources. As a solution he suggested 

using electric vehicles (EVs) as mobile power storage could eliminate the need to build costly stationary grid storage for energy from renewable sources. He also suggested the use of synergies by integrating different energy sources.

It was followed by a presentation on the topic. He bottom lined the fact that solutions can be found. Over the coming decades, digital technologies are set to make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable and sustainable. Digitalization is already improving the safety, productivity, accessibility, and sustainability of energy systems. He gave an insight on Photo-Voltaic Inverters, Differences about central, string and modular inverters, Grid Voltage Monitoring methods and generation of grids. He discussed the challenges in PV Inverter Design, the influence of new semiconductor namely SiC, GaN. He concluded by indicating the requirements for the next generation of PV Inverters. 

The DLP concluded with an interactive session with students and professionals. The DLP was so illuminating that the participants were keen and glued to their seats. Mr. Vivek Menon (Chairman, IEEE SCT SB) delivered the Vote of Thanks which marked the end of the auspicious event. This was followed by presenting a token of love to Prof. Vassilios and a Group photo session.

No of participants: 122

IEEE IAS members: 35

IEEE members: 81

Non-members: 41

  1. DLP at CET Trivandrum

Date: March 2, 2019(Saturday)

Venue: EEE PG Seminar Hall

Society: Industry Application Society

Time : 11am-12pm

No. of attendees: 60

History was made on 2nd March 2019, when IEEE Industry Applications, Society CET chapter was inaugurated by Chief guest Dr.Vassilios G Agelidis, Fellow IEEE and Prof. University of Denmark, Prof. Biju K, Secretary IEEE IAS Kerala Section, in the presence of Dr. VR Jisha, former Vice Chair, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Kerala Section and Dr Sreejaya, Staff Advisor, Power and Energy Society, student branch CET.

The function began with a welcome speech by the chapter councilor Dr. V R Jisha Professor, Dept of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, CET. She welcomed Dr.Vassilios G Agelidis, Fellow IEEE and Prof. University of Denmark, Prof. Biju K, Secretary IEEE IAS Kerala Section, in the presence of Dr. VR Jisha, former Vice Chair, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Kerala Section,Dr Sreejaya, Staff Advisor, Power and Energy Society, student branch CET,the faculty members and the students to the occasion.

Then Dr. Sreejaya, Professor, Dept of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, CET delivered the presidential address. Dr. Sreejaya took pride in being associated with IEEE and extended her support to the IEEE IAS CET chapter. She encouraged the chapter to conduct activities, workshops, and contests that would reach out to the students and bring out the best in them.

Then arrived the auspicious time to formally inaugurate the IEEE Industrial Applications Society CET chapter. The chief guest Dr.Vassilios G Agelidis was called upon to the dais to do the honors. The inauguration was officially done by lighting the ceremonial lamp by the chief guest and other dignitaries. Dr.Vassilios G Agelidis briefed the gathering about the significance and achievements of the IEEE Industrial Applications Society and its relevance to the student community in modern times. He wished IEEE Industrial Applications Society CET chapter the very best in all its endeavors.


It was followed by a talk by Dr.Vassilios G Agelidis. In the session, he talked about power electronics, energy resources and shared his areas of interest. He told the gathering about the energy efficient technologies that are being used in Denmark. The lecture was followed by an interactive session with Dr.Vassilios G Agelidis, wherein students could share their ideas with him as well as ask their queries.


After that, Prof. Biju K, Secretary IEEE IAS Kerala Section was invited to address the gathering. He congratulated the student branch for their initiative. He promised the full support to IEEE Industrial Applications Society, in the way ahead. He then went on to talk about the IEEE Industrial Application Society and how we can benefit from being a part of this group. His inspirational and thoughtful words were greeted by loud applause from the assembled crowd.

The session concluded with Mr.Hamraz Samad extending the vote of thanks and also by presenting a memento to Dr.Vassilios G Agelidis by Dr.Sreejaya.