International Seminar on Power and Energy (Nov 16, 2013)

 Supported by IEEE kerala Section, IEEE SB-TKMIT, KSEBEA, EMC & ANERT.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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 Venue: – Hotel S P Grand Days, Trivandrum

 The seminar Focused on

 Power Generation, Transmission & Protection.

 Real constraints in Smarter Grids.

Power & Energy Specialists like IEEE PES Vice President – Chapters, Ms Meliha  B Selak, Mr. N T Nair,  Dr. M Jayaraju, Mr. A Suhair, Mr Simon Akkara, Dr Bijuna  Kunju, Dr Soha Manakkal, Engineers from Kerala Electricity Board, B C Hydro-Canada, Electrical Inspectorate, Energy Management Centre, faculties from Engineering Colleges, C-DAC, ICFOSS etc (total-67) participated in the seminar.

IEEE PES Vice President – Chapters, Ms Meliha B Selak  inaugurated the seminar and took a tutorial session on ”Protection Challenges involving the integration of Dispersed Generation”.Prof Muhammed Kasim, Er. Sasi P M, Dr. Jayaraju, Er. Satish Babu & Prof Sarath Raj addressed the gathering.

Simon Akkara, PES Senior Member presented a paper on “Smarter Grids-Requirements & Challenges”

A panel discussion on “DC Era – an offing” was also held. Mr N T Nair moderated the panel discussion. 

Ms. Meliha Selak, Er. A Suhair, Er. Simon Akkara, Dr. Sobha Manakkal & Dr. Bijuna Kunju were there in the discussion group.

Meliha B. Selak is a Specialist Engineer in Electrical Power Systems with BC Hydro Utility. She has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Sarajevo and has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of power systems engineering including utility protection, research & development, project management and consulting on international projects. Prior to joining BC Hydro in 2000, she worked as a research engineer in the Power System Group at the University of British Columbia on Real-Time Power System Simulator (EMTP). Her technical activities include power system protection and control applications, power system analysis, evaluations and interconnection studies for the various plants connecting to the power system, as well as development of the protection guidelines.

 She is a registered professional engineer and she is a senior member of IEEE. Meliha is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board and she is currently serving as the Vice President for Chapters. Also, she is a member of the IEEE Power System Relay Committee (PSRC), working on IEEE guide for “Protective Relaying of Utility-Consumer Interconnections”. She has written numerous technical reports and papers on the power system subjects and she is also a paper reviewer. Meliha is a distinguished lecturer of IEEE PES.

Meliha received numerous awards for her service to British Columbia’s Power and Energy community through her leadership role in IEEE Vancouver Section and IEEE PES Chapter Chair. Meliha is a recipient of the 2010 IEEE Canada Award in recognition of dedicated and distinguished service to the profession”; and 2012 IEEE PES Vancouver Outstanding Engineer Award for “Contribution to the Engineering Profession at Local and Global level”.