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IEEE PES – Kerala Chapter – Annual General Meeting 2016 – Invitation

It is proposed to hold the Annual General Body Meeting of PES  on Sunday, the 13th November 2106 from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm at Kollam (near KSRTC bus station) in a house boat. The members are invited to please attend the meeting and make it a grand success.  Please confirm your participation by replying to this mail copy-pasting the following format and filling it up:
Membership No:
Mobile Number:
Email ID:
Food Preference (Veg/ Non Veg):
Following points may please be noted:
1. The boat will be sailing at sharp 10 am. Those who are coming late will not be able to make it.
2. Since the capacity of the boat is limited, those who apply first will be given priority.
3. The last date of receipt the confirmation mail is 7th November 2016.
Looking forward to meet you at the AGM

PES Execom Meeting scheduled at 10 a.m. on 5th March 2016

The first Execom of IEEE Kerala PES Chapter will be held at 10 am on Saturday 5 March 2017 at the IEEE Section Office, Ambujavilasam Road, Trivandrum. All members are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

The list of Execom with their respective roles and a tentative list of programmes for the year are mailed to the members. All the members are requested to please present briefly for five minutes a program for the year in their respective areas of allocation.


1.       Silent Prayer                                                   10.00 – 10.01 am

2.       Welcome                                                         10.01 – 10.10 am

3.       Self Introduction with Yearly Plan                    10.10 – 11.45 am

4.       Membership Development                                11.45 – 12.00 Noon

5.       Future Activities                                               12.00 – 12.30 pm

6.       Any Other Matter                                              12.30 – 12.45 pm

Power Quiz 2015 (Feb 23rd)

PES Kerala Chapter jointly with EEE dept. of TKM Institute of Technology held a quiz competition for EEE students of Kerala on Feb 23rd as part of Vaibhav ’15, the tech fest EEE dept. It was a two level contest. Prelims with 50 questions (30 from Power, 10 from G K & 10 from current affairs). 41 students participated in the contest.

For the finals, 5 groups were formed from the top 9 students. Dr Premlet B of TKM College of Engg was the Quiz master.

First Prize : Rs 5000/-    Second Prize : Rs 3000/-  & Third Prize : Rs 2000/-

First & Second Prize was sponsored by KSEB officers Assn.


Winners : Nijin Shaji & Arunlal of TKM Institute of Technology, Karuvelil,Ezhukone.

First runner up : Jobin P John of TKM College of Engg, Kollam.

Second runner up : Hareesh Mohanan & Arya T G of Yoonus College of Engg & Tech, Kollam

“Trends and Challenges in Smart Grid Technology” – P P Contest (Mar 2015)

PES Kerala Chapter jointly with Kerala State Electricity Board Engineers Association conducted a paper presentation Contest on the topic “Trends and Challenges in Smart Grid Technology” on March 2015. Finals were conducted from among the winners of the district level contest .


Trends and Challenges in Smart Grid Technology

Smart Grid is a modernized and evolved electrical grid that uses analogue or digital information and communications technology to gather and act on information, such as information about the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity.

The Smart Grid represents an unprecedented opportunity to move the energy industry into a new era and will contribute to our economic and environmental health. The benefits associated with the Smart Grid include:

  • More efficient transmission of electricity
  • Quicker restoration of electricity after power disturbances
  • Reduced operations and management costs for utilities, and ultimately lower power costs for consumers
  • Reduced peak demand, which will also help lower electricity rates
  • Increased integration of large-scale renewable energy systems
  • Better integration of customer-owner power generation systems, including renewable energy systems
  • Improved security

Smart grids will make use of new design concepts and advanced materials in system components like transformers and circuit breakers to improve efficiency, safety and operational performance. Widespread use of power electronic devices will help maximize performance of existing assets and make the grid more resilient in the event of disruptions. In general, smart grid technology can be grouped into five key areas; Integrated communications, Sensing and measurement which includes Smart meters and Phasor measurement units, Advanced components like Distributed power flow control and Smart power generation using advanced components, Advanced control and Improved interfaces and decision support. Implementation of smart grids will lead to reliable operation and effective performance of distributed generations based on renewable energy resources, as well as enabling better use of existing power stations and improving the efficiency of industries. Moreover, this technology causes better operation of power grids and addresses the power quality issues through using advanced controllers, power electronic equipments and economical and managerial decisions making

Electrical systems will undergo a major evolution, improving reliability and reducing electrical losses, capital expenditures and maintenance costs. The smart grid is the future for electrical systems, as it is designed to meet the four major electricity requirements of our global society: capacity, reliability, efficiency and sustainability.


District Date of Contest     Venue Contact person
Trivandrum (Conducted) Feb 20th Engineers House PanavilaThiruvananthapuram Er  M Mohammed Rafi            Mob  #9447292694
Eranakulam Feb 26th Albertian Institute of Science and Technology (AISAT), Kalamassery Er. Jose. M VMob #  9946100461
Thrissur (Conducted) Feb 21st Hotel Moti Mahal,Thrissur Mob # 9446618727
Calicut  (Conducted) Feb 20th Govt Engineering College, Kozhikode Mob # 9847599946
Alappuzha (Conducted) Feb 23rd S.V.N. College of Engineering, Kattachira, Pallikkal, ( 1.5 KM from KP road) Kayamkulam Mob # 9496008688 /9447431132,
Kasaragod Feb 26th Sadguru Swami Nithyananda Institute of Technology (SSNIT), Kanhangad Mob # 9496011488
Kollam (Conducted) Feb 24th Bishop Jerome Institute, Kollam  Er T Syed AliMob # 9895168477
Kottayam Feb 27th Saint Gits College of Engg, Pathamuttom Er Mahesh TMob # 9495600714
Pathanamthitta(Conducted) Feb 24th College of Engg, Adoor Er James M David9446008275
Kannur Mar 4th Govt. Engineering College, Kannur Er Santhosh KMob # 9496010977


PES Student Members Meet (Jan 24 & 25)

PES Kerala Chapter jointly with PES Student Branch Chapter of College of Engineering Munnar organized the PES Student Members meet on Jan 24 th & 25th at College of Engineering, Munnar.

On Jan 24th, PES S B Chapter of College of Engg, Munnar & PES Student Members Meet was inaugurated by Dr K Bijuna Kunju, Chair PES Kerala Chapter. Student Activities Chair Prof Muhammed Kasim took a session on Student Branch Operation guide lines

On Jan 25th forenoon,  Mr Simon Akkara, Dy Chief Engineer, KSEB Ltd  took two sessions on Smart Grid Initiatives.

State level PES Quiz finals (Dec 22nd)





State level finals was conducted at KMCT College of Engineering, Calicut on Dec 22nd along with the LINK camp.

The three Hub level winners and the winners from IEEE second year student members competed for the finals. Quiz Kerala team member Mr. Snehaj Sreenivas was the Quiz master. Section SAC Chair Prof Muhammed Kasim, Principal Dr P Janardhanan, Section S R Mr Kiran Rajmohan  were present for the Quiz finals. Quiz started at 11.30 am and ended by 1.30 pm. Prizes were given by Prof Muhammed Kasim, Dr Janardhanan & Mr Snehaj Sreenivas

I Prize – Rs 6000/- , II Prize – Es 4500/- & III Prize – Rs 3000/-

The winners of the Quiz contest was Travancore Hub team 

Surya Girish, Govt. Engg College, Barton Hill, Trivandrum

Jobin P John, TKM College of Engg, Kollam

Adithya S, College of Engineering, Trivandrum

The First runner up was Malabar Hub team 

Lijin Mathew, Govt. Engg College, Calicut

Jack K Cyril, Govt. Engg College, Calicut

Krishna Prasad K S, LBS College of Engg, Kasargod  

The Second runner up was Kochi Hub team

Ajin C R, Govt Engg College, Trichur

Athil Bin Salim, KMEA Engg College, Aluva

Fredin Jose, College of Engineering, Chengannur

PES Quiz for Second year IEEE Student Members (Dec 21st)

A state wide Quiz competition was conducted for IEEE second year student members on Dec 21st at KMCT College of Engineerin, Calicut.

Around 40 students participated in the Quiz.

The winners are

I Prize (Rs 3000/-) – Hari Krishnan P, College of Engineering, Trivandrum

II Prize (Rs 2000/-) – Fredin Jose, College of Engineering, Chengannur

III Prize (Rs 1000/-) – Adithya S, College of Engineering, Trivandrum


Project Contest on Energy Efficient dream Home

PES Kerala Chapter jointly with Energy Management Centre Kerala is organizing a project contest on “Energy efficient dream Home”.

Two level Contest

Hub level Contest & State level Contest . The details and dates will be announced soon.

Hub level Contest

Travancore Hub ( Trivandrum, Kollam & Pathanamthitta Dists)

Kochi Hub (Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Trichur & IdukkiDists)

Malabar Hub (Palakkad, Malappuram, Calicut, Wayanad, Kannur & Kasaragod Dists)

One project with maximum two members from a College in the respective Hubscan participate.

Three projects from each Hub will be selected from the Hub level contest to the State level.

State level Contest 

State level participants will be given Certificates and the best three selected projects will be given Cash Award.





National seminar on Solar Power plants for residential, commercial utility and off-grid applications (Dec 17th & 18th)

Report on National Seminar at NIT Calicut

Solar Power Plants for Residential, Commercial Utility and Off-grid Applications

The Two day National Seminar on Solar Power Plants for Residential, Commercial Utility and Off-grid Applications was held at National Institute of Technology, Calicut in association with Industrial Power Group of Department of Electrical Engineering NIT C, IEEE PES Kerala Section and IEEE Power and Energy Society, NITC chapter on December 17-18, 2014.  The Chief Guest of the seminar Emeritus Professor Dr. Chem. V. Nayar, Curtin University of Technology, Australia; Managing Director, Regen Group Pty Ltd, Australia; Director, Radiant Solar Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, an Academician and an Entrepreneur shared his experiences on Solar energy facts, solar farms, topologies for various power converters, grid interconnection issues and applications of solar PV systems in residential and commercial utilities.

Mr. Christo George, Chairman and Managing Director, HYKON Group of Companies and his technical team shared their experience on Solar PV Installations- Challenges and Issues.

Mr. C. M. Varughese from IGATECH Industrial Electronics Pvt. Ltd. and his technical team demonstrated their industrial ideas regarding off-grid, hybrid solar installations and Solar Inverters.

Professor, Dr. Ashok S. and Assistant Professor Dr. Kumaravel S., Electrical Engineering Department, NITC working in the area of hybrid solar and wind systems with experience in installation of 1kWp solar panels, delivered lectures and handled hands-on sessions and also shared their experiences with the participants.

Nearly 100 participants from all over the country consisting of Industry personnel, Academicians, Research scholars and other distinguished delegates attended this seminar.

The programme was coordinated by Dr. Ashok S. (Branch Advisor), Dr. Kumaravel S. (Branch Counselor) and Mr. Rohit K. Mathew (Branch Secretary) IEEE Power and Energy Society  Student Chapter,  NIT Calicut.