Experts favour new system to meet power demand

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Bhubaneswar: In a bid to meet phenomenal demand in power supply, experts have advocated wider deliberations on futuristic systems with practical application at an international conference on Energy, Automation and Signal (ICEAS-2011) here. The three-day conference, the first of its kind to be organised in Odisha, deliberated on power system engineering, energy systems, intelligent systems and image processing, power electronics, communication engineering, power system stability and control and signal processing with researchers presenting over 150 papers.

"We delved into research systems which included renewable energy systems, power system dynamics, control and analysis and power electronics at the meet," said Pradipta Kishore Dash, General Chair for the conference at the valedictory function on Friday.

The conference was co-sponsored by the US-based Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Indian National Academy of??Engineering (INAE), Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Information Technology. R P Maheswari of the IIT, Roorkee, who addressed the concluding function highlighted the progress made in the area of smart grid. "We may soon be using contraptions like the sim card of a mobile phone in household energy systems where a consumer can draw power as long as he has balance and the power will go off when the balance is exhausted," he said.

Energy requirement has been doubling almost every 17 to 18 years with Asia registering phenomenal growth in power requirement with China and India in the forefront, Maheswari said. In order to meet the growing requirements, the experts at the conference recommended more discussions and wider deliberations on futuristic systems.

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