IEEE Power & Energy Society

Kerala Chapter


Welcome to IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

The IEEE Power and Energy Society Kerala Chapter has achieved many laurels in the recent past under the stewardship of Professor Muhammad Kasim and Dr.Bijuna Kunju.

The annual general meeting (AGM-2015) of the Chapter was held on Saturday, 12th December 2015 at  Hotel Uday Samudra, Kovalam. Besides presentations on Smart Grid, Climate Change and COP 21 Paris, there was a brain storming session on the Formation of a Joint Research Group in Power & Energy. A new team of officers took over the reins in January 2016. A number of activities are mooted for the year 2016 combining variety and geograpical spread. The Power and Energy Research Group is the new initiative connecting utility, industry and academia to address socially relevant problems. Three cluster level meetings already took place in College of Engineering, Trivandrum, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam and Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Trivandrum. More meetings are in the anvil. I will be back to you soon with more updates and programmes.

IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

Upcoming Events

IMG-20160824-WA0009IEEE   PES   Kerala Chapter in association with Energy Management Centre, Kerala is  organizing a Design Contest for Engineering College Students of Kerala titled  My Energy    Efficient  Dream  Home.

Studies show that energy production and industry are the main contributors to the global warming that drives climate change. Efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 20C by 2100 over that existed at the start time of industrialization, can be successful by mainly concentrating on improving energy efficiency in buildings (share 60%), industry (25%) and transportation (15%). Building appears to hold the key. While zero Carbon discharge in buildings will take more time to achieve, a very large potential for saving energy in the production of materials of construction, in the construction process and during occupation still exist.

New materials, new ways of building structures and increased comfort while occupying them with decreasing amount of energy consumption could be the target for the immediate future. Myriads of opportunities could emerge, if we pick our brains looking for a solution. Green Building is a new concept. Biomimetics (biomimicry) is another. Other keywords to those who participate in this contest are: Multidisciplinary engagements, passive energy, insulation, efficient land use, use of natural wind and sunshine, living comfort, minimizing use of water and energy, building energy management system, safe and effective waste management, green building standards, building envelopes, innovative design and selection of materials, low cost and nature friendliness, etc.

Contestants may familiarize themselves with building rules, national policies, laws regarding public safety, stipulations by local governments etc, before taking any of the following four routes, or combinations of them and come out with demonstrable innovations, which are affordable, environment friendly, energy efficient, easily replicable and most of all sustainable:

  1. Improved use of terrain, land and construction materials, layout plan, use of local natural materials and water harvesting
  2. Energy and water efficient construction and use of buildings, equipment energy efficiency, use of renewable forms of energy, and improved waste management
  3. Heat insulation, improved thermal comfort, integrating structural design to use natural elements
  4. Improved appliances, equipment automation, new electrification plans, building energy management, ease of utilizing public transportation

First Prize  Rs.25000, Second Prize Rs.15000, Third Prize Rs.10,000

Hub level contest   24 Sep 2016,   State level contest 22nd Oct   2016

Register   before  5th September   2016

For more   details contact  K.Biju, Secretary, PES   Kerala  Chapter    Ph 9446808243

In order to make the IEEE PES Student Branch Chapters more active and boost the chapter membership, it is planned to organize a Face to Face Meeting of the Advisers and Student Representatives of the existing and active seven Student Branch Chapters at 10 am on Saturday 6th August 2016 at the Office of the IEEE Kerala Section, Ambuja Vilasam Road, Trivandrum. 12 more colleges were also identified where there is potential for forming new Student Branch Chapters and invited to attend the Face to Face Meeting. Please do not miss this event which will give you an opportunity to share the hands on experience of the IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter Representatives

The next meeting of the Power and Energy Research Group covering Eranakulam and Idukki districts is scheduled at 11 am on Saturday, the 19th March at MACE, Kothamangalam.