An international seminar and exhibition on ‘Energy Secure India’ is being organised from Thursday to Saturday at Mascot Hotel as part of the National Conservation Day celebrations.
It is a joint effort of Energy Management Centre, Kerala; Japan Cultural and Information Centre, Thiruvananathapuram; Alumni Society of AOTS, Thiruvananathapuram, International Non-Governmental Cooperation Organisation for Renewable Energy (INGCORE), and Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM).
Experts on the subject will deliberate on identifying options and strategies to mitigate energy security. Emeritus professor Chem Nayar of Curtin University, Perth, who won the sustainable energy industry excellence and innovation ambassador award of Australia in 2011, will speak on ‘Energy security in small islands and remote communities through innovative micro-grid systems.’ Two tutorials; on ‘Solar photovoltaic power stations’ and ‘Power quality and energy efficiency’ will be held on Thursday and a business meet jointly with the Kerala Chapter of Confederation of Indian Industries will be held the next day.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will formally inaugurate the seminar on Friday and also distribute the Kerala State Energy Conservation Awards. Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed will preside over.
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal will inaugurate the session on ‘Renewable energy for security’ on Saturday.