Welcome to IEEE PES Kerala Chapter
The activities of IEEE Power and Energy Society Kerala Chapter took off with a membership drive at the start of the year which yielded fabulous results. The membership growth was phenomenal as the figures below speak.
The flagship programme of the Chapter this year was formation of the Power and Energy Research Group connecting utility, industry and academia to find solutions to socially relevant problems. Cluster level meetings were organized in five zones in the State where officials of industry and academic staff and students from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam and Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Trivandrum, Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum, National Institute of Technology, Calicut and MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam. 25 problems were identified and taken up for studies by various colleges. MoUs were prepared to be signed by State Electricity Board and Colleges.
For the year 2016, 32 activities were conducted. Many programmes were conducted for the student members which includes tech talks, workshops and contests. 3 contests were conducted for the student members at the State level. They are 1) ‘My Energy Efficient Dream Home Contest’ in association with Energy Management Centre, Government of Kerala 2) Paper presentation contest on ‘Power Augmentation in Kerala: Issues and Challenges’ in association with Kerala State Electricity Board Engineers’ Association and 3) Quiz Competition for the First Year Engineering Students in Kerala.
Two National Workshops were conducted. 1) National Workshop on Electric Power Quality 2) National Workshop on FPGA Controllers using Xylinx.
Eight tech talks were conducted on Electrical System design , Power System Communications, Solar Power Systems, Nuclear Power Plant Operations , Disrupting Technology & Exponential Technology.
Two Student Branch PES chapters were inaugurated in College of Engineering, Karunagapally and Government Engineering College, Thrissur. Nine Technical talks were conducted for students.
Annual General Meeting was yet another unique event held in November 2016 in a house boat lasting 61/2 hours with enthusiastic participation and active deliberations. The meeting discussed the member needs and societal needs and carved out a Vision 2017 plan for next year activities.
The visit of Edvina Uzunovic,(PES VP Education) and Prof Lalit Goel (R10 representatice) in Dec 2017 and the interactions was another highlight of Chapter activities.
I take this opportunity to thank the officers and members of PES Kerala Chapter for their unstinting support and looking forward to a more active 2017. Wishing you all peace and happiness throughout 2017.
IEEE PES Kerala Chapter