Panel Discussion: Innovation Sustainable Power for Industry 4.0 and Agriculture 2025
WIE ILS 2022, Kerala, India
Date and Time: 30 July 2022, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm (IST) Venue: Hotel Udaya Samudra, Trivandrum, Kerala Panelists:Dr. Ajith Gopi – Chair, IEEE PES Kerala Section, India Dr. Tina Chou -MD, Intergrid Ltd, Taiwan Er. Sini John -Asst. Executive Engineer, Kerala State Electricity Board, India Moderator: Dr. Bijuna Kunju – Past Chair, IEEE PES, Kerala Section. Detail Report: A panel discussion on ‘Sustainable Power or Industry 4.0 and Agriculture 2025’ was organized by R10 WiP along with WiP, IEEE PES Kerala Section during Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit (WIE ILS 2022, Kerala) on 30th July 2022, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm (IST) at Hotel Udaya Samudra, Trivandrum, Kerala. The eminent panelists were Dr. Ajith Gopi, Dr. Tina Chou, Er. Sini John and the moderator was Dr (Prof). Bijuna Kunju who has many years of expertise in the above mentioned fields. She is the present Chair of IA/IE/PEL joint chapter of IEEE Kerala section and the Program Chair of WiE ILS2022. The panel discussion started at 1.00 pm. R10 WiP Coordinator, Prof. Sunitha Beevi.K welcomed the gathering and introduced the panelist . Dr. Ajith Gopi, Chair, IEEE PES Kerala Section , talked about the importance of following sustainable development goals and its importance in eradicating poverty. He mentioned that the most challenging thing while integrating the power systems in a country is the cost of establishment and materials for the same. He also emphasized on the importance of new technology like Smart Grids and forecasting renewable energy with weather.
Mrs. Sini John, Engineer at Kerala State Electricity Board(KSEB), informed us about KSEB’s efforts in ensuring sustainable power and energy sources even in the remote areas of Kerala. She gave us information on the KSEB project of national-level innovation policy on e-mobility pointing to the establishment of electric vehicle charging stations across Kerala. Dr. Tina Chou, representing IEEE PES Women in Power, Taiwan, ideated about their technology in common use like solar power, wind, tidal, geothermal and ocean power that fosters sustainability. She explained how Smart Grid system, automotive and energy control systems ensures not just sustainable but also protective schemes at a large scale. Audience found the panel discussion very informative and interesting. A memento was awarded to the panelists for the participation with WiE ILS Kerala and the discussion ended sharp at 1:30 pm.
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