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PES/IAS Joint SB Chapter of Amrita School of Engineering Bengaluru Organized a PES Week 2021

IEEE PES/IAS joint SBC of Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, India organised a week-long celebration from 20th April 2021 on the occasion of IEEE PES Day 2021, till 8th May 2021; comprising of various palpable events and competitions to inculcate the interest in the various domains of EEE.

The week commenced with the thought-provoking debate on renewable energy: “Cannot replace fossil fuels” dated 20th April,2021. Stepping in the next event, an informative webinar on electric vehicle chargers and protocols was delivered by Dr. T. Thandapani, Director-Tech, RRT Electro Power (P) Ltd., Chennai on 21st April 2021.

Poster of electric vechicle chargers and protocols dated on 21th April 2021

Event on electric vechicle chargers and protocols

Webinars and workshops were organised the next three consecutive days, on Recent Trends and Developments in Microgrid-Indian Perspective delivered by Mr. Anil Kumar Dsouza, Head- Technology Innovation Centre, BESCOM, Bengaluru and EXECOM member, Bangalore Chapter; Measurement System Analysis workshop delivered by Dr Sriram Devanathan, Principal, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru; Hydrogen and the California context a webinar delivered by Nirupama Prakash Kumar, Senior Product Manager- Microgrids, Bloom energy. Subsequently, a poster and certificate design competition was conducted on the pertinent theme: Clean energy or Sustainable development.

On 8th May 2021, Energy Forecasting panel discussion was organised; lead by Moderator: Mr. Anandhu S Kumar, Senior Executive, Light Designing, Wipro Lighting, Regional Coordinator and Ambassador Lead PES Day 2021, Young professional Activities Coordinator, IEEE PES, Kerala Chapter. Panel Members were:

  1. Juan Carlos Montero, Electrical Operational Planning Coordinator, Costa Rican National Power Control Center (CENCE), former IEEE Power & Energy Society Vice President of Membership & Image, Chair of the Costa Rica Chapter and Central America Chapter Representative
  2. Chiranjeevi Bala Kotharu, Masters’ from Univ. of Massachusetts and Bachelors’ from JNTU, IEEE PES Long Range Planning Committee and a member of IEEE Energy Policy Committee as the panel members.

Poster on Panel discussion on Energy Forecasting

During the event, the panellists’ discussion proceeded on various energy producing techniques increasing the penetration of renewable energy forecasting, different approaches for forecasting energy and production distribution and consumption and today’s power sector conditions. They also emphasized on some real-life projects that can be implemented using various software platforms. Later in the discussion, recent trends and developments in Indian Perspective were also covered. Add on to it, the advantages and disadvantages of energy forecasting were also enfolded as a part of the discussion. Coming on to the conclusion they reiterated the need to uphold the equilibrium in future energy needs and supply with conveying the message of safeguarding the environment. An enthusiastic participation of attendees was observed and there was a very effective Q&A session at the end of the event.

Pannel discussion on Energy Forecasting held on 8th May 2021

Gunavardhan Reddy
Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, India