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IEEE, Power & Energy Society Converge to Addresses Challenges, Workshop on Advances in Micro Grid,

IEEE- PES – worldwide largest professional, non-profit association announced upcoming two-day workshop on “Advances in Distributed Generation in Micro-Grid, Net- metering & Renewable Integration”

PRLog - Aug. 9, 2012 - Bangalore, August 9, 2012: IEEE- PES – worldwide largest professional, non-profit association with more than 29,000 individuals from the Electric Power Energy Industry, Bangalore Chapter today announced upcoming two-day workshop on “Advances in Distributed Generation in Micro-Grid, Net- metering & Renewable Integration” August 24 & 25, 2012 at S.J Auditorium, Central Power Research Institute, C.V Raman Road, Bangalore. Mr. Matt Loeb - Executive Director of IEEE global foundation released the concept note.

The workshop invites all the stakeholders, regulators, policy makers, CEA, utilities, system operators, wind developers and investors, solar panel manufacturers, developers and investors, meter manufacturers along with academicians and practicing consultants in this area to brainstorm, address challenges and discuss solutions with renowned industry experts as speakers offering their valued opinions. Proceedings will be shared among all the stakeholders including policy makers for fruitful action.

Dr. R. Nagaraja, Chairman at IEEE PES Bangalore Chapter said, “Net – Metering policies aim to create incentives for private investment in DG Technologies by providing value electricity generation, lower project related risks, increase market penetration, keeping utility’s long term financial interest into account.”

He further added “The demand for power is ever increasing as the country develops and Distributed Generation is a cost effective and responsive method to meet such challenges.”

Dr. Balaraman – Workshop Convener was quoted saying, “The workshop will bring awareness and promote distributed generation facilities of Micro Grids, community level integration of renewable energy resources such as Solar, Wind and Water, help resolve existing grid related issues and also reduce the transmission congestion. This is the way forward for the long term energy security of the country.

The progress in this direction is possible only with a shared understanding among all the stakeholders in the electricity industry. This will enable devising of technical guidelines, business strategies, rates and incentives with the full range of costs and benefits of DG resources.

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