The first National Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy (TAP Energy) ‘2013 was organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, from 4thto 6th July 2013, at Amritapuri campus, Kollam, Kerala. It was co-sponsored by KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram, EMC, Kerala and technically supported by IEEE IE/IA/PELS Joint Chapter, Kerala. The conference was chaired by Dr. P. S. Chandramohan, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, and was coordinated by Ms. Preetha P. K., Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering.

The event was aimed at bringing together, on the same platform, experts as well as amateurs and promising researchers, to share knowledge and experiences relating to one of the hottest topics being discussed worldwide today, and particularly, in R&D areas – “Energy”.  It is understood that tapping the available renewable energy resources, and its efficient management and utilization, is indeed the need of the hour. It is only but obvious that the development of appropriate “Energy tapping technologies” is one of the most important tasks lying ahead, for mankind – and hence, the coining of the name for the conference “TAP Energy”. The conference events were planned around the theme: “Technologies to power the future”.

The conference received a huge response in its maiden venture, and was actively participated by research scholars, power and energy engineering experts, distinguished faculties from various universities, and promising research students from across the length and breadth of India.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 09:00
The conference was flagged off with a pre-conference session that began with a talk by Dr. Francis M. Fernandez, Associate Professor at College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He spoke on the topic: “Maintaining Power Quality – Challenges and Solutions”, reminding the participants the need to be aware of, and to educate consumers about, power quality issues and their detrimental effects on power systems.  The next talk was delivered by Dr. Ashok S., Professor at NIT-Calicut, on “Energy Management Considerations in Industrial Load Control”, giving many useful hints to the participants on...
Friday, July 5, 2013 - 09:00
The morning session began with Prof. K. Gopakumar, Chairman, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (formerly Centre for Electronic Design and Technology), IISC Bangalore, well-known as an authority in Power Electronics and Multi-level Inverter research in India and abroad, delivering a talk on “Power Converters for Medium Voltage Variable Speed Drive Applications”, briefing on the various multi-layer, multi-level inverters proposed, designed, and developed at his centre by a strong group of research students.  He took the audience to the banks of an entire ocean of research...
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 09:00
Day 3began with a talk on “Operational problems in a utility under scarce power scenario” by Mr. James M. David, Deputy Chief Engineer, KeralaState Electricity Board. This was followed by another talk on “Shunt Active Power Filtering”by Dr. M. Nandakumar, Professor, Government Engineering College, Thrissur.  Three parallel sessions of paper presentations followed the talks by the experts. To wind up with thetechnical events, and to provide a juncture for arousing innovative thinking and exchange of ideas, a thorough panel discussion was conducted on the topic: “The Role of Power...
Event Details
2013-07-04 09:00 to 2013-07-06 17:00